Former Tory MP Andrew Pelling in Race to Stand For Labour in 2015.

WADDON, CROYDON could soon be facing a by-election just a few months after Cllr Andrew Pelling was elected by its residents. The former Tory MP has sensationally entered the race to replace the retiring Frank Dobson to be the next Holborn and St Pancras Labour MP, TBG can reveal.

Mr Pelling had the whip withdrawn by the Conservative Party after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife in 2007 but no charges were ever brought against the former MP.

Cllr Pelling then stood as an independent candidate in the 2010 general election but the seat was won by Gavin Barwell. This time around he is apparently one of 24 people who have applied to be the Labour Party candidate for Holborn and St Pancras, London.

His recent election as Waddon councillor infuriated and "upset" the outgoing Tory councillor, Clare George-Hilley, leading calls to "combat voter apathy".

TBG has uncovered evidence that seems to show Andrew Pelling may be willing to go to extraordinary lengths to keep himself a prominent political figure in British politics.