Having secured just 716 votes as a Lib Dem spoiler candidate in Portsmouth South, former MP Mike Hancock is reportedly off on a jolly round Europe — safe in the knowledge that despite losing his deposit, the mere fact of his kamikaze candidacy guarantees him a £33,000 taxpayer-funded resettlement grant. His plans for his retirement may well raise eyebrows:

Guido Fawkes have attempted to link Chuka Umunna’s withdrawal from the Labour leadership contest to a Scrapbook post from Wednesday — in which we slammed a conservative blog for complaining that the shadow business secretary isn’t married. “While Chuka is blaming the evil press for being mean, he might want to have a look at what the […]

If you thought that a Tory majority government ostensibly being led by a moderniser might dull the instincts of social conservatives then think again. Conservative Woman founder and co-editor Laura Perrins has dedicated an entire post to her assertion that Labour leadership candidate Chuka Umunna not being married, errrr, “sets off alarm bells”.