The official Labour Party candidate in the council by-election due to be called any day now in Hove appears to have abandoned the party in a letter to all voters in the Goldsmid ward.
There's no mention of Labour at all on the front page of the leaflet, a letter printed to look as though it's hand-scrawled, in a gentle Tory blue.
She bigs up current Goldsmid councillor Melanie Davies, without mentioning her party either, and admits: 'I know politicians have had a bad press lately'.
She waits until an informal 'PS' to grudgingly concede that she is 'backed' by, among others, the local Labour Party. Does that mean she will be standing for Labour or as an independent?