Mensch says Oasis guitarist influenced her decision to briefly join Labour
Louise Mensch, the former Conservative politician, has claimed that he she once dated Noel Gallagher.
Mensch, who was Tory MP for Corby from 2010 to 2012, recently made the claims in a Twitter post, telling one of her followers: “It[‘s] probably going to kill you when I tell you I went out with Noel for a couple of months”.
Before becoming a MP, Mensch (previously Louise Bagshawe) worked in the music industry as a PR and in marketing. She is currently married to Metallica and Muse’s manager Peter Mensch.
Mensch joined the Labour Party in 1996 before rejoining the Tories a year later. In a recent tweet, she appeared to suggest that Oasis guitarist Gallagher was an influence on her brief shift of allegiance.
Noel Gallagher famously backed Tony Blair ahead of the 1997 General Election, later saying: “It was a great time in history. The grip of Thatcherism was being smashed. New Labour had been brilliant in opposition. When Tony Blair spoke, his words seemed to speak to people, young people. Call me naive but I felt something – I’m not quite sure what it was, but I felt it all the same.”
NME has approached Louise Mensch to clarify her tweets.