Does it matter? It sure does! Successive MP's have neglected chunks of the constituency.
Borwick and Bailey can legitimately claim to know the constituency and can hit the ground running.
That is something Charlotte Vere will find tough.
I have has been doing some digging about Charlotte Vere, the new person who wants to be MP for Kensington but have drawn a blank so I ask these questions......
- Who is this person?
- What does she stand for?
- What difference has she made?
It is clear that she moves around a great deal.
Many different jobs; many different places lived in but never in any place long enough to make a difference.
But great at getting noticed. Clever too, with a nice turn of phrase and plenty of presence.
And socialite and rebel Zac Goldsmith on her coat tails.
But it is all smoke and mirrors and too much biting the hand that feeds her.
In a recent speech about education entitled Politics and Independent Education, the then Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, came in for a sneer or two....odd for a person with political ambitions in the Conservative Party.
And then there was that sideswipe at David Cameron for sending his daughter to Grey Coats, a State comprehensive School. Odder still, when we are all meant to be being a bit more egalaterian
And now she wants to be MP for Kensington. But the lady has no political track record in local or national Government....just an attack dog on whichever political system comes into view, including the Tory tribe. Very odd. Is she the ultimate uber schmoozer?
Charlotte has two daughters but what of her family life? Nothing to be found.
Maybe an impertinent question - but the voters of Kensington are about to elect their next representative to Westminster and need to know who they are dealing with.
Is this a balloon that needs to be pricked?