taken the trouble to ask people why they feel so venomous.
Gloria de Piero asked hundreds of people to be brutally frank about their aversion to politicians, and they didn't mince their words.
They mentioned all the MPs who were found to be fiddling their expenses; the unruly disputes in the House of Commons; the frequent attacks on welfare claimants and "shirkers"; their elitism; their jargon; their lies; their self-interest; their privileged backgrounds.
Above all, they were seen as living in a bubble, detached from the real world and unable to understand ordinary people who were struggling to stay afloat in desperate economic circumstances.
Tanya, 34, told the MP "They've gone to different schools that you've not gone to, and they don't struggle with childcare."
Two warehouse workers said politicians didn't have to survive on the minimum wage or benefits while shop prices were rising.
If only more politicians would ask voters the sort of direct questions Gloria de Piero is asking, they might actually find out why so many of them are held in contempt and they might stop claiming to be baffled at such lack of appreciation.
They might even step out of their Westminster bubble and make a serious attempt to understand all those under-privileged folk who didn't go to Eton, aren't millionaires, haven't inherited fortunes, aren't members of BUPA, don't have chauffeurs and don't live in mansions. And they might even do a bit more to help them.
Pic: Labour MP Gloria de Piero