In her own words ...
It was good to see my local MP disclosing details of her daily routine in yesterday's Sunday Times: http://women.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,27870-2308369.html
Amongst Diane's more interesting revelations:
"generally people are very British and ignore me, which is good."
"I do have a mobile phone but it’s usually switched off. I don’t like being too contactable. I have never had a pager – the idea of being so easily reached by the Labour party is just too ghastly. The good thing about a BlackBerry is you can read a message and pretend that you haven’t seen it."
"Being a back-bench MP is like being a small entrepreneur. "
"Living in Hackney, you can have it [music] on very loud and nobody’s bothered."
"my son tells me I’m a Z-list celebrity; that keeps me in my place."
"Even when I’m retired and on the beach in Jamaica with a toy boy, I’ll still be going online to find out what’s happening."