Our Louise is a model MP

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A GLOSSY men’s magazine which usually features top models and film stars has devoted a four-page spread to glamourous photographs of Corby and East Northants MP Louise Mensch.

The MP is photographed in the February edition of GQ with William Hague on a visit to the Kingswood School, Corby.

The interview deals with the much-publicised drugs revelations, as well as her desire to see war veterans recognised and her role on the committee charged with grilling the Murdochs over the hacking scandal.

Speaking to the Evening Telegraph Mrs Mensch said readers of GQ, which follows an interview in the Guardian last year, would not be interested in reading about her work in the county.

She said: “I do talk about Corby in most of the interviews I do.

My work as a constituency MP is not what they want to write about. I talked about it quite a bit throughout the Guardian piece.

“It happens quite regularly to constituency MPs, I’ve had lots on my caseload – Pen Green, working with the Labour people to get a rebate for Corby.

“I don’t blame them, they are not concentrating on my constituency issues – they’re interested in the hacking scandal and my work on the select committee.”

Mrs Mensch, who is described in the article as “the spiritual granddaughter of Margaret Thatcher” has been given increasing media attention since being branded as “Cameron’s Cutie” and has made television appearances on Newsnight and Have I Got News for You.

She also tells readers she felt previous questioning of whether she had plastic surgery in the Guardian to be “sexist”.

She told GQ: “You don’t trivialise a woman politician based on her appearance. You know that’s going to be the story.”

Speaking to the Evening Telegraph from New York, she added: “I’ve had a busy year in terms of superinjuctions, phone hacking, FIFA football inquiry and all the constituency work I have done. All of these things can and are overshadowed by a shallow focus on appearance. But what’s the remedy? Don’t do any interviews, be a good girl and be quiet? I don’t think I can do that.”