A NEW website asking users to rank MPs in order of sexiness has rated Witham MP Priti Patel the hottest in north Essex.

Conservative Ms Patel, whose constituency includes Stanway and Tiptree, was yesterday ranked 23rd out of 648 in the table by sexymp.co.uk Colchester’s Bob Russell, 65, was languishing at 573rd.

Ms Patel, 39, once dubbed one of Premier David Cameron’s Cuties, said: “I’m sure it will raise a few eyebrows.

“But if the public have voted for it, then I support it.

“People should continually be able to have a say about their MP.”

Visitors are shown photos of two MPs and asked to click on the one they find more attractive. The website is founded by 22-year-old Francis Boulle, who appears in the reality TV show Made In Chelsea.

He said the aim of the website was to create a fun and memorable tool to help the public get to know their MPs, although he admitted he expected it to offend some people.

How our MPs rated on the website yesterday: 23rd: Priti Patel (Con, Witham) 108th: Bernard Jenkin (Con,Harwich and North Essex) 313th: Douglas Carswell(Con, Clacton) 325th: Brooks Newmark (Con, Braintree) 339th: John Whittingdale (Con, Maldon) 573rd: Bob Russell (Lib Dem, Colchester)