The Telegraph reports that Lord Maples, who was MP for Lewisham West in the 1980s, dismissed the borough of "three miles of concrete" with no sense of identity compared with the Stratford-Upon-Avon constituency he represented in the nineties and noughties.
Showing customary Conservative affinity for city life, he told the House of Lords that in contrast to the immigrants and the poor of Lewisham, the electorate of Stratford were "very articulate". The voters of Lewisham articulated their view of Maples in 1992, when they booted him out. Lewisham West has been a safe Labour seat ever since.
Read the report, including a response from ex-Councillor Sue Luxton, here.