Snog boast MP has a rival for the parliamentary affections of Theresa May
Published 07/03/2016 | 20:26
Theresa May has poked fun at a Tory MP who said he wanted to "snog" her, telling the Commons that he "hasn't yet put into practice what he said he wished to do".
James Cleverly admitted during a radio interview game of "snog, marry, avoid" in November last year that he wanted to kiss the Home Secretary.
And he pretended to take great offence after Mrs May suggested that another Tory MP was in fact the "apple of my eye".
Steve Brine, the Tory MP for Winchester, intervened on the Home Secretary during the second reading of the Policing and Crime Bill.
He asked Mrs May if Hampshire was not "the apple of her eye" because of the work done already on the collaboration of emergency services.
Mrs May replied: "I should perhaps respond that the honourable gentleman is the apple of my eye when he stands up and makes points like that about Hampshire."
Mr Cleverly, the MP for Braintree, reacted in mock horror, prompting Mrs May to turn around and joke: "I have to say to my honourable friend behind me that of course he hasn't yet put into practice what he said he wished to do."