Remember Manish Sood? He was the Labour candidate who called Gordon Brown the “worst prime minister in history” in the run-up to the general election.
Perhaps unsurprisingly Mr Sood failed to capture north-west Norfolk, a classic rural Tory heartland seat, for the party of the red rosette.
He tells me that he has commenced legal proceedings against Labour in an attempt to get £100,000 of compensation after being suspended from the party. He says he is dismayed that MPs have not been “supportive” enough of him. “I have taken it to the county court and am just waiting to hear back from the courts,” he discloses.
I called Labour and asked what they thought about the prospect of being sued by Sood. “Very little,” I was told.