According to Labour Watch, Demetrius Panton will stand against Margaret Hodge in her Barking constituency at the general election expected in a few months.
I wrote about Demetrius Panton in November 2003 when he was obliged to defend himself against the incredibly foolish(*) slurs which Margaret Hodge had made about Mr Panton's emotional condition. Such arrogance has been typical of this government since it came to power - there have been regular attempts to smear those who have the temerity to criticise it, seen most recently in the cases of two families who have made negative comments about the government's NHS policies.
(* - I use the word 'foolish' because the slurs were so easily disprovable)
Whether Mr Panton can realistically hope to overturn the sizeable Labour majority in Barking is perhaps doubtful. At the very least, though, I hope his campaign will give Mrs Hodge a metaphorical 'bloody nose'.