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The eyes have it in web poll for political pin-ups.

POLITICIANS are used to being judged by constituents at the ballot box.

But a new website set up by a reality television show personality is allowing the public to rate and slate politicians in terms of who is the most attractive.

The SexyMP.co.uk site allows users to judge their Parliamentary pin-ups by pitting MPs against one another and asking visitors to decide who is better looking.

Islwyn MP Chris Evans, pictured, can lay claim to being Wales' sexiest MP after ranking in 26th place yesterday - though he was closely followed by Clwyd South member Susan Jones in 29th and Newport East's Jessica Morden in 32nd.

Cardiff West MP Kevin Brennan - in 130th place out of 648 MPs yesterday - said the site reminded him of film The Social Network.

The movie charted how web entrepreneur Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook after first making Facemash - a site where students could rate the attractiveness of their peers.

Mr Brennan told Wales on Sunday: "Facemash crashed the Harvard server. I suspect that the MPs' equivalent is not going to crash in terms of any great interest in it.

"It's probably a bit of harmless fun, though no doubt some people will be offended by it. But there are plenty of things worth getting outraged about and this isn't one of them."

The site is the brainchild of Made In Chelsea star Francis Boulle, who said he did not intend to cause offence by setting up the page.

But Mr Brennan added: "I think it's absolutely outrageous that I am that low down! The people rating these pictures must have very bad eyesight indeed, that's all I can say.

"I haven't lost any sleep over it."

Monmouthshire MP David Davies, narrowly ahead of Mr Brennan in 127th, said: "I don't mind that kind of stuff at all, although I'd quite like to be a bit higher to be honest, given that I am a fanatic exercise freak working out every day."

He added: "I don't mind it at all but some people will and I can understand that. [After I heard about it] I came back and had a go at my office and told them they must get on there, log on and bounce me up the list, but they look at me in a rather strange fashion so I'll just have to accept my position."

He blamed a decade in politics for taking a toll on his appearance.

Mr Davies said: "I suspect some of the rankings have got something to do with who has got the most friends willing to log on to websites, but you could say I'm bitter being down around 150th spot."
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