A crack team of New Idea investigative journalists are in the process of examining rumours that National’s MP David Littleproud’s marriage breakdown was the result of an affair with a staff member.

“We are attempting to confirm if Littleproud has done a Barnaby or an Andrew Broad,” says one New Idea senior editor.

“At this stage we are searching for any evidence of a Littleproudababy.”

If the rumours are proven to be true, Littleproud will have committed a breach of standards under the recently established “bonk ban”.

Littleproud was a staunch defender of the “sanctity of traditional marriage” and voted ‘no’ in the parliament against gay marriage.

More to come.

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