With Darren Gough spurning David Cameron’s advances, turning down the opportunity to be the Tories’ candidate in Barnsley Central, Scrapbook wonders whether the cricketer’s “cost cutting” reputation preceded him.

With more than 1,500 Barnsley Council employees being informed their jobs are at risk, Gough’s franchise as the public face of the Costcutter supermarket chain could be extended to defending vertiginous budget cuts in South Yorkshire:

Or perhaps Howard from the Halifax adverts could replace Vince Cable?

Hat-tip: James Mills

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