Friends of Mr Swatridge will be pleased to know that he has obviously enjoyed a rapid recovery. His website has suffered a sea change, or at least a canal change, and no longer deals with local politics. Instead, it declares:
Join us on its basin and canal trials and subsequently onto the adventure of a lifetime, with our continuous cruising of the canals and rivers within the UK and then if all is well onto Europe. Taking each day as it comes, without any deadlines or schedules, just relaxing and enjoying the peaceful countryside.If is hard not to sympathise. If I were forced to deal with Harborough Conservatives on a daily basis, I too would find the call of the Grand Union and the Trent & Mersey hard to resist.
It was Mr Swatridge's resignation that led to the Market Harborough by-election that the Liberal Democrats won last Thursday.