Readers may recall John Hemming as the MP who voted for a rise in tuition fees to “punish” students who occupied his constituency office or whose wife is currently awaiting trial for the theft of his lover’s kitten.
Indeed, it seems there is no end to the comedy, with the hapless MP telling the local press:
“No-one can promise not to have affairs … Do you want someone who behaves like a vicar or a monk?”
While we may not see a man of the cloth challenge Hemming in Birmingham Yardley, he may yet discover that voters prefer a representative less determined to make a complete fool of themselves. This is page 3 of the Birmingham Mail today:
The man should invest in a clown costume.