Are they by any chance related?

Someone yet again today mistook Paul Smith, Labour’s candidate for Bristol West, for Stephen Williams, the current MP. ‘Stephen’ (aka Paul) and I were shepherded towards a TV camera at the Gaza rally with the words ‘the two MPs, Kerry McCarthy and Stephen Williams’ are here. (And no, Paul didn’t do the interview.)

This happens a lot. Probably to Paul’s disadvantage as when he’s ‘putting himself about’ at community events while Stephen is stuck in Westminster there must be many people who are giving their MP credit for putting in a guest appearance.

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