An interesting situation to test the coalition, more interesting to test the government, as the old wives tale goes, it is nearly impossible for a mid term government to win a by-election. As we have a coalition, the government cannot win anyway, it is down to single parties.
Even more interesting is what is the opposition going to do?
Labour has not yet published details of it's candidate, although the other two parties have. The pollsters say Labour are running third no matter what, but they have an open platform, they can work on all the actions the government have made and oppose them, but where are they.
I feel if they do not make a strong stand here, they will continue to be weak in 2015, and without a strong opposition our government becomes irrelevant.