MP Louise Bagshawe is trending on Twitter in the UK today because she’s just appeared on the BBC1 current events game show Have I Got News For You.
In addition to being a Conservative member of parliament for Corby in Northamptonshire, she is an author of many “chick lit” books, including Venus Envy (1998), A Kept Woman (2000) and When She Was Bad… (2001). Her more recent books all have one word titles, such as Desire (2010), Glitz (2008), and Glamour (2007).
Have I Got News For You is a humorous, topical game show in which panelists answer questions about news and current affairs.
Reaction to Bagshawe’s performance on the show appears to fall mostly along political lines.
jameskillin: Nerr nerr let’s all tweet-pick on Louise Bagshawe, the Tory homegirl. Change tack, would you? She was always going to be the panto villain.