Lady Sylvia Hermon has responded to Peter Weir’s charge of being Labour’s favourite MP. She doesnt try to dismiss the fact that she has voted with Labour over 250 times, often while the rest of her colleagues have been going through the other lobby alongside the Conservatives.
Indeed, an investigation of her voting record makes you wonder, is Sylvia the only real rebel left in the UUP? Peter Weir is obviously trying to get a few Tory votes in his pile as he mounts the challenge for Westminster. No doubt he is aware of the irony of using Lady Hermon’s rebellions against the UUP at Westminster against the woman who took the UUP nomination after his own removal in 2001.