Yeah, I thought that. Furthermore, I would have thought that NOT being one of the three most hated professions in the world (the other being estate agents) would have been a positive boon.
BTW. It is ABSOLUTELY NOT a 9-5 job. Granted it is less flexible than some would like, but it actually starts pretty early in the day and last division isn't until 10pm. You do get Fridays off, but you'd be travelling home to do constituency surgeries on Friday and all weekend, then travelling back down for Monday.
They have got themselves a bad press by being a shower of greedy swine in a minority of cases. But in general they work very very hard. And of course, Gareth dear boy, that would be your aim too ... wouldn't it!!
So no reason not to stand.
I seem to remember a thread on voting for an Aspie a few months back. Well, here's the way to test the hypothesis! Except nominations have closed I think.