When Esther McVey moved into Philip Davies' flat in 2013, the pair were quick to dispel rumours that they were anything more than good friends. Davies - who had separated from his wife at the time - went so far as to gush of his glamorous friend that he was 'flattered anyone could think I am dating her'.
Now the platonic pair's living arrangements have come to an end, with McVey - who lost her seat to Labour in the election - recently moving out of Davies' London flat. Happily, the Tory backbencher won't be short of company, as Davies tells Mr S he has already found a new housemate:
'I have a new housemate, he's a man but I won't say who he is as I'm not sure he would want it to be public knowledge.'
If the mystery man does wish to go public, Steerpike is on hand to assist.