Which one of these Labour MP's did Abrahams approach about a peerage?
According to the Mail on Sunday a Labour MP has told them that David Abrahams asked for a peerage in the central lobby a number of years ago. Clearly the Mail on Sunday are not to bothered about protecting the identity of the Labour MP as they say he is a "a Knight of the Realm and highly-respected Westminster figure".
A knighted Labour MP you say? Well that narrows the field down to what? Three?
Sir Stuart Bell (Middlesborough) Alan Johnson backer
Sir Gerald Kaufmann (Manchester, Gorton)
Sir Peter Soulsby (Leicester South) HIlary Benn backer
My money is on Stuart Bell simply because he represents a North-East seat. It's interesting the number of stories in the papers today that appear to be attacks on Abrahams. At a time when the spotlight is on movers and shakers in Government, the motivation to redirect the attention on to Abrahams must be strong. Whichever MP it is I'm sure they'll be pleased when they read the MoS story and then the phone starts ringing from other hacks wanting confirmation and/or more details. List of MPs