With 36 year-old Tory Chris Kelly quitting parliament after just one term, a parliamentary counterpart has observed he is among nine 2010 intake MPs to jump. While Kelly has declined to offer a reason — a lack of advancement in the Commons and a considerable salary boost on offer at his dad’s truck company, for which he was moonlighting while […]

A hypocritical Tory MP has slammed Olympic organisers for appointing BMW as official vehicle supplier for the games — despite driving a BMW himself. Looking to impress constituents standing to benefit from a new Jaguar plant in the West Midlands, Dudley South MP Chris Kelly whinged to West Midlands’ Express and Star: “I really disagree at the decision to […]

They say a week is a long time in politics. Having highlighted the unfortunate Chris Kelly MP earlier this week*, Scrapbook is greatly amused to see his brazen publicity seeking backfire. One wonders whether the Dudley South MP will be so eager to hug his constituent and flamboyant X Factor star so close now the tabloid press have […]

An opportunity to ride the pop culture zeitgeist is too tempting for some MPs. West Worcestershire’s Harriet Baldwin can’t resist tweeting her love for Malvern constituent and X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd. But this is clearly not enough for uber self-promoting Tory Chris Kelly. The Dudley South MP attended the results show to cheer on local resident Wagner Carrilho. Naturally, the visit […]