When it comes to transport, could there be an outbreak of one-upmanship amongst coalition MPs? While the conflicted Simon Hughes is escorted round Bermondsey in a bright yellow taxi bearing his name, Calder Valley MP Craig Whittaker drives round with his own face emblazoned across his car.

The sporty Peuguot coupe, which Scrapbook understands to be a relatively new purchase, looks capable of making speedy progress up the M1 to West Yorkshire. With a political reputation at stake, however, personalised livery would provide any MP with a significant incentive to obey the laws of the road.

Perhaps Eastleigh Liberal Democrats should get one.

UPDATE: One commenter has pointed out that this should send Whittaker’s car insurance premium through the roof. Is this paint job not an invitation to vandals?

  1. The previous Reading East Labour MP had two office bikes with her name on and paid for a bus to go round the constituency with an advert on the side.

  2. As long as we do not have to pay for anything to do with this car, the insurance or repairs then Frankly Scarlet, I don’t give a damn!

  3. Anthony Parker says:

    Well lets hope his car doesnt get keyed, as he probably paid for it himself, and craig definitley isnt doing that job for the money!!

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