Quentin Davies, the Stamford and Spalding MP, has defected to Labour. At first, I was surprised, shocked and angry - in that order - as I considered him to be loyal and intelligent. How wrong I was! I have just seen a post of Iain Dale's blog which exposes Davies as liar and hypocrite. Further research led Hunter to visit They Work For You, a website which lists MPs' voting record in Parliament. The old duffer opposes ID cards, foundation hospitals, student top-up fees, the ban on fox-hunting and gay rights - all, of course, flagship Labour policies.
His performance as an MP is poor. He only spoke in 18 debates last year, asked just 9 questions to ministers and takes 2-3 weeks to respond to constituents' letters - all well below average amongst MPs. Too busy, no doubt, lining his pocket at The Chartered Institute of Taxation.
David Cameron has brilliantly responded to Davies' resignation letter. Click here to read David's response. Meow!