Home Secretary Priti Patel has been ranked as the eighth worst MP in the last Parliament, according to the campaigns website change.org.
The company has put together a new index, ranking the performance of MPs over the course of the last Parliament – between 2017 and 2019.
The index is based on three key factors:
MP’s availability to their constituents (both on social media and offline).
MP’s participation in Parliament.
How an MP listens to the public (bringing political attention to mass public campaigns and priority issues).
Crunching the data, change.org have ranked the leading Brexiteer as one of the worst MPs during that period, representing her constituency in Witham, Essex.
Perhaps, when her cabinet colleague Dominic Raab called British workers “the worst idlers in the world”, he was referring to the Home Secretary.
Here are other notable rankings from the change.org index, out of 650 MPs analysed (1 = best; 650 = worst).
1 – Wayne David (Labour), Caerphilly
242 – Jo Swinson (Lib Dems), East Dunbartonshire
277 – Ian Blackford (SNP), Ross, Skye and Lochaber
435 – Jeremy Corbyn (Labour), Islington North
478 – Boris Johnson (Conservatives), Uxbridge and South Ruislip
650 – Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Conservatives), The Cotswolds