UK 5 August 2015 A Tory MP and former minister is caught attempting to register as a Labour supporter to vote for Jeremy Corbyn Tim Loughton was upfront about his disruptive intentions - and duly rejected by Labour's vetting process. Tim Loughton was caught attempting to sign up as a registered Labour supporter. Photo: YouTube screengrab Sign UpGet the New Statesman's Morning Call email. Sign-up Former Tory children’s minister Tim Loughton MP has been caught trying to sign up as a registered Labour supporter. With new regulations allowing members of the public to register for £3 until 12 August, Loughton was able to apply via the Labour website. According to a Guardian article, he did little to disguise his intentions: In the box at the end of the application it asks: ‘What are your reasons for wanting to become a supporter of the Labour party?’ I put: ‘To vote to Jeremy Corbyn and consign Labour to oblivion for a generation’ and then I got a ‘welcome to the Labour party’ email. I wasn’t exactly hiding my intent. His application, however, was - unsurprisingly - rejected by an internal vetting system. Responding on Twitter, Labour’s press team thanked Loughton for his donation but explained that, as a Tory, he’s not eligible to vote. Thanks for your donation to the Labour Party @timloughton. However as a Tory MP you will not get a vote in our leadership election. — Labour Press Team (@labourpress) August 5, 2015 The sign-up form asks would-be affiliates to confirm that they support “the aims and values of the Labour party” and are not a member of any groups opposing it. › Winning elections is all about telling stories. That's why I'm backing Sadiq Khan I'm a mole, innit. Subscribe For daily analysis & more political coverage from Westminster and beyond subscribe for just £1 per month!