For MPs about to lose their second and third homes, 99p Stores has thoughtfully put together a bargain-basement survival kit.

It costs less than a fiver and includes an alarm clock to help them get to job interviews, pens to fill out job applications you probably see a pattern developing here and a bottle of HP Sauce to remind them of Westminster.

"We devised this special kit as many MPs will soon have to start living like the rest of us," chortled 99p Stores commercial director Hussein Lalani.