You know how it is whenever a newspaper writes about something you really know ... this is from the Telegraph's Election coverage - Top 20 Tory Targets:
Sitting MP: Laura Moffat (Labour) The Conservatives actually won Croydon Central in 2005, but Andrew Pelling - who won it by just 75 votes - left the party in 2007, declaring his intention to run as an independent candidate in 2010. Gerry Ryan will be standing for the Conservatives this time around and is expected to need a 0.36 per cent swing away from Mr Pelling."
So that would be, err, sitting MP, err, Pelling then ? And Gerry Ryan is standing for, err ... Labour. And Laura Moffatt is, err - who knows ? Not around these parts, anyhow. Tory candidate is in fact the hardworking Gavin Barwell, since they didn't ask. And Google is that website you go to when you need to check something - even unpaid interns are allowed to use it. And finally, Pelling is standing for the Vanity wing of the Self-Indulgent Tendency.
Joking aside, Pelling never left the Conservative Party (though he did have the Whip withdrawn), and as a member of said party he vowed, as recently as last year, to work for the return of Conservative candidates in these elections.
Ah well. Not that I'm a pedant, you understand.