just been promoted to the front benches by new Labour leader Ed Miliband to take on the role of Shadow Justice Minister.
I report this only because it marks a full circle for Andy who resigned back in January 2009 to go into the wilderness of the backbenches over his own Government's position in favour of an extra runway for Heathrow Airport. That sort of decision is never easy for an MP.
I praised him at the time because the effect of another runway would have been to radically increase the level of noise pollution in the Bush.
He campaigned against the runway from the backbenches against many in his own party, including his own predecessor as our MP Clive Soley, now a member of the House of Lords.
So well done Andy.