Gemma scores with Davis

Who was it again who dared suggest that Belfast-born Miss Great Britain Gemma Garrett was standing in the Haltemprice byelection against top Tory David Davis, just for the exposure?

I’ll be accused next of seizing any excuse just to brighten up the look of Slugger with pretty women on a wet summer’s morning.

No, there’s a real story here, (or there may be). According to strongly pro-Labour Kevin Maguire of the Mirror, Gemma has exposed anti-42 days detention campaigner Davis for taking 15k for making a speech on global security in the US, while he was shadow Home Secretary.

Perish the thought that Kevin has got close to Gemma for a bit of pro-Labour hanky-panky.

Former BBC journalist and manager in Belfast, Manchester and London, Editor Spolight; Political Editor BBC NI; Current Affairs Commissioning editor BBC Radio 4; Editor Political and Parliamentary Programmes, BBC Westminster; former London Editor Belfast Telegraph. Hon Senior Research Fellow, The Constitution Unit, Univ Coll. London