'Closed parachute' in Nottingham East
Labour's high command is trying to parachute Chris Leslie into Nottingham East as their candidate.
The former minister and MP for Shipley will formally be selected at a hustings meeting on Monday night.
Peter Kenyon has more on his blog.
This must be bad news for two others who have been mentioned as being interested in the seat - Jonathan Ashworth, who comes from the East Midlands and works for Gordon Brown in Downing Street, and the defence minister Quentin Davies, who defected from the Conservatives in 2007.
Mr Davies isn't standing for his current Grantham and Stamford seat, as he knows he'd never get re-elected there under his new colours.
So the upper chamber may soon be getting yet another Lord Davies.
What's surprising is how there hasn't been a new rush of retirements by MPs since the election was called on Tuesday.
It doesn't look like there will be many more parachute drops.
There is likely to be a revolt by party members in Nottingham East, but from the experience of Stoke-on-Trent Central, it is unlikely to get anywhere.