Iain Dale has been having some fun over the last couple of days asking visitors to his blog to name their Top 5 and Bottom 5 MPs, so at the risk of shamelessly plagiarising a great idea, here are mine.
Kenneth Clarke. Last of the true Tory heavyweights but a politician who always put country before party.
Jim Cousins. Labour MP of high principles who I have always found to be a reliable barometer of backbench opinion.
Yvette Cooper. Should have been in the Cabinet years ago, and probably would have been if she hadn't married Ed Balls.
Chris Huhne. It is cerebral Chris rather than flashy Clegg who the Lib Dems should turn to post-Ming.
George Galloway. Gets in solely for telling that conceited git Paxman where to get off on election night.
Martin Salter. Labour MP who clearly doesn't know the meaning of the word fraternity, given his behaviour towards Jane Griffths.
Andrew George. Ditto - one of the idiots who thought the Lib Dems would do better without CK. Yeah, right.
Sarah Teather. Sees herself as a big player, but seen by practically everyone outside her party as a joke.
Marion Roe. Tory nonentity whose sole contribution to Parliamentary life has been to ban journalists from the Terrace.
Dennis Skinner. Now seen as a "national treasure" but in reality part of a deeply unpleasant Derbyshire Old Labour mafia.
All other opinions/nominations welcome, of course.