Witham's MP is one of the top ten sexiest MPs in the country according to an online poll.

Conservative Priti Patel was listed ninth out of 648 male and female MPs in the House of Commons, according to controversial website sexymp.co.uk.

The website caused a storm in Parliament when it was created in 2011 as it ranks MPs in order of attractiveness by asking the public which person they would most like to sleep with.

Three years ago, Ms Patel was ranked as the 41st sexiest MP but since her promotion into a junior ministerial position in David Cameron’s reshuffle of his front bench, her score has jumped dramatically.

See this week's Braintree and Witham Times for the full story.