Ever since the miserably drunk and disorderly but forever as he would have it "positive" agent provocateur David Hennigan was SACKED, for persistently embarrassing the persistently embarrassing PR Paul Rowen MP, the Town has been staging a remake of Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None (NB Plot Spoiler) aka Ten Lib Dem Chisellers.
The body count to date is a mere eight. Fallen off the waggon. Fallen by the wayside. Fallen on one another like LibDems possessed. Two more will fall in due course.
Aficionado's of the Christie tale - 7th in the all time book sales hall of fame - will understand that the perpetrator shall be numbered among the victims.
Sir Cyril Smith MBE has been malingering on sick notes for some months. And PR Paul Rowen MP - the Million Pound drain on the nation - is in many ways the last man standing from the Lib Dem's Rochdale dream team.
Adam "The Power" Power is still at large. As is John "Caravan of Love" Swarbrick.
Perm two from four? Or remove Snapper and Wellyboot from the running tally? Take all the other four down? Only time will tell.
For all the libdemology and smearology - targeted at Labour, Tory, Green, everyone - using Hennigan's "Positive Campaigning" Blueprint, faced only with a few banana blow jobs and clever infantalisation, PR Paul Rowen MP is now toddling back on his heels. Nursing a lucky 400 majority. Built largely on some third party anti-semitism.
Against the odds perhaps, it's plain speaking Simon Danczuk - Labour's prospective parliamentary MP and a worthy champion for bedraggled Rochdale - For! The! Win!