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It has become increasingly difficult to dumb down politics or politicians these days because they make such a good job of it themselves.

However, a new website rating MPs by their sex appeal, has brought mixed success to those in the Portsmouth area.

The positions change constantly, but Portsmouth North’s Penny Mordaunt is regularly in the top ten.

Mike Hancock will have been mortified to find himself 581st (out of 648) at one stage.

That was eight places below Eric Pickles and a devastating 250 adrift of Gerald Kaufman.

If pushed, I would admit to a quiet appreciation of Louise Bagshawe, an avowed feminist who will be spitting tin-tacks at the existence of the site, let alone her inclusion in it.