Don't know the Tory candidate in Clacton? Neither does Boris Johnson

You may not know who the Conservative candidate in Clacton is, but then neither does Boris Johnson.

The London mayor was tripped up while appearing on LBC radio with Nick Ferrari, and responded by flailing around in his own inimitable style.

We've got a fantastic guy called... superb man… Stirling? Girling…? Something like that?

Just for future reference Boris, the name you were grasping for was Giles Watling, the actor turned Tory councillor.

The Tories are expected to lose Thursday's by-election to Douglas Carswell, who triggered the vote by defecting to Ukip in August.

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