Eastleigh was recently rocked by the defection of four of its longest standing Lib Dem councillors who claim the party no longer represents them.
But is there more to it than that? Regular Eastleigh News contributor Peter Stewart thinks there is. He has noticed a startling common denominator – all four have facial hair!
This is more than just a coincidence according to Pete, who as Chairman of Eastleigh UKIP regularly likes to entertain Eastleigh News readers with his whacky views on National Sovereignty and self determination.
“If this were some random event you might possibly expect that out of four random defectors, only one would have a moustache, but not all four!”
exclaimed the 53 year-old dad of one while reckoning that the odds of this happening are around 215 to 1!
Pete reckons there may be a simple explanation:
“Men who grow whiskers are probably more independently minded to start with because clearly they are not afraid to go against the grain and grow facial hair while everyone around them is compelled by vanity or fashion, to shave.”
If Stewart’s moustache theory is valid then is it possible for us to predict who will be the next local Lib Dem to defect?