The deadline for people to be nominated to stand at the general election has passed, and the contenders in Ashfield, other than myself, have officially been announced as:
Labour – Gloria De Piero
Conservative – Helen Harrison
Lib Dem – Philip Smith
UKIP – Simon Ashcroft
David Dalby, the Returning Officer, tells me his ‘best guess’ for the results to be announced is 04:00 – 05:00 on 8 May.