Tory MP Louise Mensch has given a hostage to fortune, going into business with controversial web designer Luke Bozier. The millionaire chick-lit author (née Bagshawe) turned MP has taken a 50% stake in MenschBozier Ltd alongside Bozier, whose “statement to follow” upon his defection from Labour to Tories was much-ridiculed in January.
Having burned his bridges with the community of Labour candidates he designed blogs for, it certainly didn’t take long for the self-described “digital politics and government innovator” to capitalise on his move to the Conservative Party.
Mensch told the Sunday Telegraph diary:
“I met Luke via Twitter and we’re both a bit social-media mad … As we’re like-minded on the subject, we decided to register a company together as partners and see what we could come up with.”
With Mensch confessing she was closer to Tony Blair than John Major, perhaps it could be Bozier’s purported connections to the former Labour leader which underpinned Mensch’s faith in him. But Bozier never worked for Blair, with one source telling Scrapbook back in January:
“He was in Number 10 for about five minutes … If Tony had the first clue who he was it would be absolutely hilarious.”
This won’t end well.