They never used to be, but are now, due in part I think to what happened under John Major.
Beset by economic and political problems, the PM
told the annual Tory conference in 1993 that he wanted a return to 'back to basics', a sort of moral crusade.
He says he did not mean personal sexual morality, but the press uncovered many Tory MP
's shagging away outside marriage, when they were also ministers, they often were pressured into resigning.
Only last year, in a twist to the story, it emerged that Major himself had an affair before becoming PM
, with Tory MP
Edwina Currie, she left parliament after losing her seat in 1997, 10 years after the affair, to write 'racy' political novels and her memoirs.
But now the public are more tolerant, shortly after coming to power in 1997, Labour Foreign Secretary Robin Cook had an affair with his secretary, left his wife, divorcing her to marry the secretary, he kept his job.