He had been elected as a Conservative MP at all five of the 1987, 1992, 1997, 2001 and 2005 General Elections.
But he has never so much as sought to election to anything whatever as a Labour candidate.
Given his ennoblement on retirement from the Commons, he has possibly never voted Labour at a parliamentary election.
He certainly cannot have done so any more than once in his 72 years.
Quentin Davies, for it is he, abruptly decided that "my party had left me" on 26th June 2007, the night before Brown became Prime Minister.
He was rapidly rewarded, and he has continued to be so.
Yet people are making a fuss about Peter Taaffe, Tony Mulhearn and Dave Nellist.
Fun though it is to speculate that those three might be given peerages, no one really expects that to happen. Do they?
Nellist, at least, is certainly active on Twitter as a supporter of a the Durham Teaching Assistants.
Leading one to wonder why he would even want to rejoin the Labour Party this side of its rout at the elections to Durham County Council next May.
On that day, all of the Lib Dems and the Independents must be re-elected, while all 57 of Labour's Clintonites must be Trumped.
(The Conservatives and the Labour absentees are less of a priority either way, although the former do deserve more credit than the latter.)
Call it a kick in the Rust Belt.