(Surely not ball-squeezing antics from the 1980's when Cyril was MP?)
Perhaps, with a majority of less than 500, every vote counts.
Has current Rochdale MP Paul Rowen recently discovered Palestine in a conversion on the road to Damascus?
Paul didn't really cut the mustard in a debate about Palestine at Castlemere Community Centre last week. The lacklustre MP's spurious claims, involving incendiary language turned into a damp squib. Some say an anti-Rowen backlash is predicted.
Did Paul tell fibs to the meeting by suggesting he had been advising Fib Dem leader Nick Clogg on matters Palestinian?
Has this man no shame as defenceless women and children die?
The website They Work For You tells the true story about Paul Rowen's Parliamentary commitment to Palestine and Gaza.
The website has a search feature that allows key words to be matched with an MP's speeches and parliamentary activity.
On the Paul Rowen They Work For You page type the words "Gaza" or "Palestine".
Guess what? Absolutely no reference whatsoever can be found for Rochdale's current MP in all of his parliamentary career.
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008- nothing, zip, nada.
He had time to waste on great debates about fake tans, the disgrace of not getting full pint of beer or the desperate need to celebrate St Georges Day. Yet not one single word in Parliament in 4 years about the terrible plight of Palestinians.
Yet Paul Rowen suggests he has advised Nick Clegg on Gaza and Palestine during the current crisis? A very cheeky claim given that he has been on a long holiday to Thailand at the very time when any advice was needed.
MP's deserve holidays and privacy, even if the vacation destination is infamous for ladyboys, dodgy knock-offs and extraordinary uses for table tennis balls.
The moral of this tale is simple- Paul Rowen should not use the terrible deaths of innocent women and children as a cheap tactic to gain votes on a subject that he has absolutely no parliamentary track record on whatsoever.