Paul Sample, a former leader of the old Salisbury District Council, has been selected to fight the Salisbury constituency for the Liberal Democrats in the event of a snap general election.
You could call this choice a blast from the past or a rave from the grave, as Valley News explains:
He stood against Robert Key in 1992, reducing the Conservative majority to under 9,000. He took 22,573 votes – more than any other Liberal candidate in the history of the constituency. Nearly 2,000 people turned out to help his campaign.Paul is also a former editor of Liberal Democrat News.