Will this have any effect on the leadership election? Perhaps.
The Scottish Liberal Democrats have toppled Labour to win the Dunfermline and West Fife by-election.
Candidate Willie Rennie overturned a huge Labour majority in what had been a safe Labour seat.
Returning officer Douglas Sinclair declared that Mr Rennie had secured 12,391 of the votes.
Labour's Catherine Stihler received 10,591. SNP candidate Douglas Chapman was third with 7,261 votes and Scottish Tory Carrie Ruxton secured 2,702 votes.
We were told after Charles Kennedy was bundled out of the leadership that the party was "traumatised" and that we needed Ming Campbell's statesmanship to help us through what was bound to be a difficult period. Senior figures like David Steel even called for him to be elected without a contest.
We heard these calls even more after the fall of Mark Oaten and, to a lesser extent, when Simon Hughes had his troubles with the News of the World.
Well we are not traumatised now. And we are free to vote for whom we want.
And so to bed.