Cllr Alan Scard – who as Chairman of Gosport Conservative Association is in charge of selecting parliamentary candidates – when asked by Channel 4 news if he would support putting more women in Parliament:

“If they are attractive, yeah I would go for it. I know it’s a sexist thing to say, but you could get the blokes saying ‘Oh you know, I would vote for her because she’s really attractive’.”

Mr Scard himself, however, is not very attractive:

Sexism rap for Tory Alan Scard who says only attractive women should be MPs