After getting the sack, many politicians choose to sit tight, keep their noses clean and hope for another chance in a few years’ time.
Members of this group include Chris Grayling, who was dumped as shadow home secretary by David Cameron in 2009 for saying that people who ran bed and breakfasts in their homes should “have the right” to turn away gay couples. After three years of good behaviour, he was eventually allowed back into Cameron’s top team in 2012 as justice secretary.
Others respond to being sacked by letting rip from the backbenches. Or the pages of a major newspaper. Read more