With just 24 hours to the deadline for applying to be Spelthorne’s next Conservative Parliamentary candidate I thought I relate just some of the calamities that have beset them.
One guy’s plans were interrupted by a leaking roof which caused the ceiling of his daughter’s bedroom to collapse, causing significant disruption.
Another candidate had the worry of tending his three-year-old son in hospital for a fortnight, suffering with an abscess on his lung -- fortunately now recovered.
The husband of a third contender suffered from whiplash after being T-boned by a young lady at a roundabout, causing the family car to be written off.
And a fourth hopeful had to abort his visit to the area when he wricked his shoulder.
Surely above average misfortune?
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