I am always very happy to wish people greetings for their birthday, my family will tell you I nearly always forget, which is why it is such a great boon to have Facebook to remind one when someone’s birthday is pending.
David Howarth is a particularly popular chap with 997 of his closest friends signed up on facebook.
But, I think David may be receiving more birthday wishes than usual this year, especially from people who have excellent local credentials, and those with less impressive ones, in Cambridge.
Personally, I love Cambridge, a beautiful place in the Fens, I was there only a few weeks ago, at the University, studying a course at their beautiful Madingley Hall, where they base their Institute of Continuing Education.
David has been an excellent MP for Cambridge, and a genuine liberal champion in Parliament, he will be very difficult to replace.
Good luck to all those that apply, there can be few nicer places to represent in Parliament.