Anyway, to cut a long story short we decided to look at Roger Godsiff and his fellow Birmingham Labour MPs and see how many are actually born and bred in the city. Turns out, not that many...
Roger Godsiff (Hall Green) born in Lewisham, London
Richard Burden (Northfield) born in Liverpool
Liam Byrne (Hodge Hill) born in Warrington
Jack Dromey (Erdington) born in Brent, London
Preet Kaur Gill (Edgbaston) born in Edgbaston, Birmingham
Steve McCabe (Selly Oak) born in Inverclyde
Khalid Mahmood (Perry Barr) born in Pakistan
Shabana Mahmood (Ladywood) born in Small Heath, Birmingham
Jess Phillips (Yardley) born in Birmingham
That's only a third of Birmingham MPs actually born in Birmingham.
In the cause of fairness the Tory MP for Sutton Coldfield (Andrew Mitchell) isn't a Brummie either (another Londoner). Pretty sure that most London MPs are from London. Funny that.