Sitting in the House of Commons like a bird of paradise amongst pigeons, the beautifully plumaged Michael Fabricant is a wonder to behold.

Looking like he might have his own constantly-playing, spoken-word soundtrack narrated by David Attenborough, Fabricant has graced the front pages today after urging David Cameron to form a pact with Ukip.

But who is Michael Fabricant?

Well, he's been a Conservative MP since 1992 - first for Mid-Staffordshire and then for the Lichfield constituency which replaced it from 1997 onwards.

In 2005, he was appointed as a Tory whip. Unfortunately Fabricant found himself vocally stifled by the demands of the whip's office and, much to the world's gain, left government in September, tweeting "I'm free!".

Since then there has been no stopping the great man, who now serves as Conservative Party vice-chairman for parliamentary campaigning; his Twitter account is possibly the most vibrant political institution in the country.

Here are a few other things we know about him...

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  • He CANNOT sing

  • He's partial to a choccie but wary of the consequences

  • He's not aware of the emergency services

  • <a href="">He was once mistaken for a cocaine smuggler in Colombia</a>. Fabricant was held at gunpoint by soldiers and accused of drug smuggling while on a trekking holiday. They found a jar of white powder in his bag which he was forced to eat. Good job it was only coffee whitener.

  • He is rather stylish

  • He loves John Lewis and Waitrose. <a href="">He once praised Waitrose in the Commons for "properly displaying food in their freezer cabinets" and regularly name drops them in press releases.</a> But then he does co-own a house in Snowdonia with Andy Street who just happens to be the John Lewis managing director. "We now have eight ducklings swimming around happily in the heart-shaped pond," said Fabricant. Ah, bless

  • Not all of his tweets are interesting

  • He's concerned about the prospect of Hamas launching rockets at the UK

  • He can't suspend belief for the sake of a good drama

  • He believes curry trumps politics

  • He is a speeding pleb. <a href="">Fabricant was caught speeding (35mph in a 30mph zone!!!) before branding himself a pleb for doing so</a>