Any sympathy MP Gaurav Sharma may once have had in his run-in with the Labour Party, will now be well and truly shredded.
Given what we now know of him, what’s astonishing is that he lasted as long as he has before the Party booted him out.
The PM covered the situation accurately, expressing her disappointment on behalf of taxpayers. “This election has been triggered by the fact that the independent member for Hamilton West has decided to resign in order to run as an independent member for Hamilton West; a complete waste of taxpayer money.”
Sharma has now been exposed as a dim, attention-seeking ratbag with no regard for the public purse. If there’s a plus side to this, it’s the humiliation of a sweeping defeat the voters will deliver to him, reflecting the wider public contempt.