Following the somewhat reclusive period that followed tabloid
claims of his liaison with a male Commons researcher, I hear Tory MP
Jerry Hayes is back in party mood.
Harlow MP Hayes was spotted recently, along with rubber suited
fetishists and vampires, at the Mayfair relaunch of Bravo TV -
strap-line: ’Are you weird enough to watch?’.
The said fetishists were not in Hayes’ party, you understand, but were
there to underline Bravo’s conversion from a cult programme channel to
one devoted to the bizarre.
Bravo’s PR manager Sally Bleddyn says Hayes seemed in jocular form. ’He
was being very sociable,’ she relates. ’It was very weird, seeing Jerry
Hayes against that bizarre setting.’
Hayes clears up the confusion by explaining he attended as a guest of
the Bravo management. ’It was all very weird,’ he tells me. ’We felt as
if we had been beamed there from another world. But I’ve probably seen
stranger sights in the Commons.’