Just found this article on the BBC's website: Opik made Daily Sport columnist.
Lembit says he wants his new political column to reach “real people” which I suppose is an honourable ambition.
But how many of the right-leaning readers of the Daily Sport are actually going to be converted by Lembit's wise words? And how will this play amongst his rural constituents, many of whom are probably more interested in the County Times than Celeb Babes and the colour of the new Big Brother diary room chair...
The more interesting part of the BBC article is that Lembit's Conservative rival Glyn Davies has commented on the story saying that the two of them have “different approaches” to politics – it doesn't take much to figure out what Mr Davies' line of attack will be come the next general election.
Take that line of attack coupled with a national Tory resurgence and it looks likely the Lib Dems could very well lose Montgomeryshire; a stronghold of theirs since 1983.