During the Conservative spring conference, it has been announced that the Lib Dem parliamentary candidate for Chelsea and Fulham, Norsheen Bhatti, has defected to the Conservatives.
Chelsea and Fulham is a newly created (safe Conservative) seat, which will be defended at the next election by Greg Hands, the sitting Conservative MP for Hammersmith and Fulham.
Party chairman Eric Pickles welcomed Ms Bhatti to the Conservatives, saying:
Mr Pickles can count it as a vindication of his "lovebombing" of the Liberal Democrats.
More details in tomorrow's Sunday Telegraph.
2pm on 26th April: Picture of David Cameron and Eric Pickles welcoming Norsheen Bhatti into the Conservative Party