In an article in the Spalding Guardian, headlined MP passionate in support of grammar school system MP for South Holland and the Deepings, John Hayes says he supports what he calls his party's new policy on the creation of grammar schools.
Mr Hayes' former colleague on the Tory front benches Graham Brady lost his job for much less passionate support for building new grammar schools after Tory 'Leader' Cameron condemned the 11-plus as wrongly splitting children into 'sheep and goats'.
But Mr Brady made his remarks before Cameron's complete cave-in and collapse, as the rebellion at every level of his party threatened his leadership.
Mr Hayes, a Shadow Education Minister is now able to say that he backs his party's latest position, which supports creating new grammar schools in areas like Lincolnshire which still has selection at secondary level - and which Mr Cameron condemned as not the right way forward just days before his u-turn.
Mr Hayes told his local paper:
I am passionate in my support for the local grammar schools and the system they are a part of.So now Cameron is stuck with a policy that was precisely the opposite of the one he set out to achieve.
I am proud of them and I am delighted the party will continue to support them as pledged.
They are doing an excellent job and if Lincolnshire should need to build additional schools in the future due to a growing population, that would be granted.
When Cameron opened up the grammar school debate last month (when he was trying to shut it down!), he claimed it was all about leadership...
Now everyone can see exactly what he means!