Our recent by-election victor in Tunbridge Wells East is James Tansley. James is a former diplomat and served, amongst other postings, as UK Rep in Southern Iraq. During the campaign a rumour circulated that he was an MI6 agent. I raised this with James who strongly denied the internet-based rumours but added, "there's little point denying it as no-one will believe the denial anyway". His subsequent comment, "and if anyone wants to confirm that I wasn't a spy I suggest they phone the MI6 Press office!" did little to convince me!
James has just sent me this marvellous mock-up of a James Bond poster, produced by his brother, which he has given me permission to publish on my blog! For the sake of those who don't know, his LibDem opponent was called Dave Neve!
Now James, do you really think this will dampen the rumours?