Duncan's popularity plummets

ALAN Duncan, the millionaire former oil trader who last month issued a humiliating public apology after suggesting, in the wake of Westminster's expenses scandal, that MPs were “forced to live on rations,” has plunged to the bottom of the shadow cabinet ratings voted on by members of the ConservativeHome website.

Graham Dines

ALAN Duncan, the millionaire former oil trader who last month issued a humiliating public apology after suggesting, in the wake of Westminster's expenses scandal, that MPs were “forced to live on rations,” has plunged to the bottom of the shadow cabinet ratings voted on by members of the ConservativeHome website.

The Shadow Commons leader was placed at the bottom of David Cameron's frontline team in 30th position with a rating of -65%. In May, he polled +53%, which put him in ninth position.

William Hague, the shadow foreign secretary, continued to top the poll with +82%, followed by Dr Liam Fox, the shadow defence secretary, at +61%. George Osborne, the shadow chancellor, is eighth with +45%.


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Last month, Mr Duncan angered his leader and colleagues when he was caught on a secret camera, complaining that MPs were "treated like s***" and had to “live on rations.”

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