Nokes is one of the 'A' list handpicked by Tory Central Office to fight the last election. A former chief executive of the National Pony Society, she has been married to Marc for 15 years, has an 11-year-old daughter, dogs, a cat and four free-range organic pigs.
Earlier this year, she signed a pledge in Westminster to 'act according to Christian conscience', and includes the statement: 'We pledge to support marriage - the lifelong covenantal union of one man and one woman as husband and wife. We believe it is divinely ordained, the only context for sexual intercourse.'
Her boyfriend, James Dinsdale, is a Tory councillor for Bury St Edmunds. He is also married. His studly credentials are questioned, however, by a previous lover.
This week, it emerged that he also had an affair with a Tory activist who goes by the colourful name of Anastasia Beaumont-Bott. Last night, she spoke of her relationship with Dinsdale - and insisted that such was her disillusionment with men after their affair that she is now a lesbian.