IS this the type of thing which will cost Caroline dear at the next General Election?

In the latest Tory sleaze row, she voted to rip up standards rules and block the suspension of a Tory MP Owen Paterson.

Tory MPs were told not to back the cross-party Standards Committee’s call to suspend him.

But 98 abstained and 13 rebelled after being told to vote instead for an amendment to establish a new Conservative-led committee to consider Mr Paterson’s case and review the entire standards process.

Caroline followed the party line.