I see Conservatives are speculating that Roger Gale should retire.
This is a bit of a problem for Tories. Traditionally a Knighthood for a long serving Tory MP was seen as fairly automatic. Then when MPs retired they often expected to get a peerage. Labour’s reforms of the House of Lords means there are far less peerages to go round. Plus it is hard to see what Gale has done to deserve any reward. Defending his good friend Derek Conway?
Not what I expect from an honourable member.
My money is for him to go on and on and on and on.