It seems that the Labour MP’s controversial past has caught up with her - just before electors go to the polls in Barking.
Hodge became MP for Barking in 1994. Before that she was a councillor in Islington, North London.
She rapidly rose through the ranks to become council leader in 1982. She held this position for ten years.
During this time she became notorious as a loony leftist - she sported a bust of Lenin and flew the red flag over the town hall.
It was also during this time that she was involved in a notorious child sex scandal.
Hat Tip Pat Harrington