Would you like to be able to check on whether your Member of Parliament actually has a home in your Parliamentary constituency or not ?
Would you like to be able to work out which of their several homes, paid for out of public funds, is their main one, or whether they are "doing a Jacqui Smith" and claiming extra money for a more expensive London property, pretending that it is their main residence ?
Surely this information might influence whether you believe a Parliamentary candidate's claims to be a "local" or not ?
In future, you will be denied this basic information, which has been available for many years, without causing any "security" problems, following Monday's disgraceful vote in the Commons, if it is not overturned.
Members of Parliament have sneaked in an amendment, without any debate to the Political Parties and Elections Bill right at the end of the Report Stage, and just before the Bill was rubber stamped by the Commons for the Third Reading.
Naturally, MPs who don't live in their constituencies - and there are still plenty of them, believe it or nor - will be delighted by this move. See how your MP voted HERE.
So, perhaps we should ask Tom Harris why he voted to keep his address secret. Come on Tom, tell us. And to my astonishment, Douglas Carswell voted the same way. He too might furnish us with an explanation.
Looks like we will have to rely on the House of Lords to overturn this amendment. Perhaps it is time or the good folks at MySociety to launch another campaign...
UPDATE: Tom Harris launches a ridiculous defence of his vote, the natural conclusion of which is that he believes Sir Fred Goodwin's address should be kept private too. Douglas Carswell has also responded on his blog. His defence appears to be that this will make things more transparent. Well you could have fooled me.