Kirstie Allsopp comes to Sir Malcolm Rifkind’s defence

Kirstie Allsopp comes to Sir Malcolm Rifkind's defence
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Sir Malcolm Rifkind's decision to stand down as the MP for Kensington at the next election after a 'cash for access' sting hasn't pleased everyone. In fact the good people of Kensington seem rather dismayed by the move.

While Rifkind's claim that his salary of £60,000 is not enough to live on received ridicule from many lefties, those who reside in the affluent borough can at least see his point of view.

Kirstie Allsopp, the television presenter, has voiced her sadness that her local MP is to quit.

— Kirstie Mary Allsopp (@KirstieMAllsopp) February 24, 2015

Perhaps the daughter of the 6th Baron Hindlip could be tempted to run herself? If not, the Marquess of Worcester appears to be toying with the idea.

In view of my local issues expertise I've decided to nominate myself as Tory candidate for Malcolf Rifkind's newly vacated seat — Harry Worcester (@HarryWorcester) February 24, 2015

Alas, looking at the latest set of runners and riders for the coveted seat, he will have to try a bit harder if he wants to be considered as a serious candidate.

— Ladbrokes Politics (@LadPolitics) February 24, 2015

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