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Was the Davis by-election a gimmick?
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With neither of the other main parties standing, he was left to romp home in a field devoid of any serious rivals.
Davis says his stand was a shot across the bows of a government that he believes is crushing civil liberties by, among other things, trying to get the right to hold terrorist suspects for up to six weeks without charge.
Conservative leader David Cameron has been cool towards his gesture, Gordon Brown has called it a gimmick and several ratepayers in frugal Yorkshire have grumbled that the whole thing was a waste of public money.
What is your view. Bold stand or ego-trip?