HYNDBURN'S MP Greg Pope shocked fellow backbenchers by voting for Never Mind The B*****ks, Here's The Sex Pistols in a recent survey of MPs' favourite albums.
Mr Pope made his daring choice when all MPs were asked by the British Library to vote for their favourite number one LP to coincide with the 50th year of the albums chart.
The ex-punk rocker said that when he was 17 he pierced his ears, spiked his hair and embraced the punk rock revolution.
He is the only MP to have invaded the stage during a Clash gig in 1978 when he danced to Police and Thieves with the band.
Mr Pope said: "This album changed music for ever. I was a big fan of punk and it meant I never had to listen to Boney M again. I also thought about voting for The Clash's self-titled album, but it didn't reach number one, plus I wanted to make a point about the importance of punk music with my vote."
A tamer choice came from Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans who voted for Fleetwood Mac's Rumours album.
Mr Pope, who also confessed to being a big fan of guitar music and Britpop bands including Oasis, said: "I'm sure the general public are appalled by some of my colleagues' choices. It seems to reflect the age profile of MPs who don't have any sense of music."
The survey named Led Zeppelin 11 (1969), Deep Purple's Machine Head (1972) and Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd (1975) as their favourite albums, with the Beatles hailed as the most popular band.
Mr Pope added: "Most MPs have iPods but not all keep up-to-date with current music.
"I listen to my children's music and as well as the Sex Pistols and the Clash I also have Oasis, Led Zeppelin and the Kaiser Chiefs on my iPod."