The left-wing Twitterati think they've found their Amy Rutland.
Amy Rutland, you may recall, was the well-connected Labour Party activist who posed as an ordinary member of the public on Question Time in March 2013 and launched a nasty attack on UKIP during the programme. For some people that provided further evidence that the Question Time audience is rigged in favour of the Left.
She was rumbled because she boasted about her appearance on Twitter and her party's opponents noticed and kicked up a storm.
Something similar appears to have happened this week, except that it's worked in the opposite direction. Now it's the Left's turn to complain about rigged Question Time audiences.
What happened this time was that various left-wingers active on social media spotted a Facebook post from UKIP candidate for Stockton South, Ted Strike, concerning this week's edition from Middlesbrough:
Ted Strike November 5 at 9:22am As the say "There is no show without Punch" I have been invited to Question Time tomorrow. Unfortunately we are having to postpone our Race Night due to a lot of our committee also being invited. I will let you know of the re arranged date.
They then began vigorously tweeting about it.
A second Facebook post from Ted also caught their attention:
Ted Strike there were 7 UKIP members to my knowledge, maybe a few supporters. 4 of us got to speak, big gob me twice, Jamie the lad next to me sarah the girl who shouted out and Chris the PPC from redcar who challenged the tory on Newcastle Teesside Chris Christopher Gallacher
...which all goes to show that Question Time audiences really do appear to be stuffed with political activists.
If a lot of UKIP's local committee were "invited" by Question Time, how many activists from other political parties were "invited" too? Dozens? Scores? How many genuine 'ordinary members of the public' were there? Did the activists outnumber the non-activists?