Labour Party Cyber Squatting

An aquaintance put this my way, it's a fairly old story, but new to me. As they put it so eloquently: Let's face it, all national political parties are lying backstabbing scum..

> whois michaelhowardmp.org.uk

 Domain Name:
michaelhowardmp.org.uk

Registrant:
The Labour Party

Registrant's Address:
16 Old Queen Street
London
UK
SW1H 9HP
GB

Registrant's Agent:
Pipex Communications Hosting Ltd [Tag = HOSTEUROPE]
URL: http://www.123-reg.co.uk

Relevant Dates:
Registered on: 06-May-2004
Renewal Date: 06-May-2006

Registration Status:
Registered until renewal date.

Name servers listed in order:
ns.hosteurope.com 212.67.202.2
ns2.hosteurope.com 212.67.203.246

WHOIS database last updated at 11:35:00 15-Apr-2005

Similarly:

> whois MICHAELHOWARDMP.ORG

Domain ID:D104312401-LROR
Domain Name:MICHAELHOWARDMP.ORG
Created On:06-May-2004 11:06:09 UTC
Last Updated On:16-Nov-2004 19:43:58 UTC
Expiration Date:06-May-2006 11:06:09 UTC
Sponsoring Registrar:Tucows Inc. (R11-LROR)
Status:CLIENT TRANSFER PROHIBITED
Status:CLIENT UPDATE PROHIBITED
Registrant ID:tuvJL1HvdWCVk1uu
Registrant Name:Kate McCarthy
Registrant Organization:The Labour Party
Registrant Street1:16 Old Queen Street
Registrant Street2:
Registrant Street3:
Registrant City:London
Registrant State/Province:UK
Registrant Postal Code:SW1H9HP
Registrant Country:GB
Registrant Phone:+44.2078021205
Registrant Phone Ext.:
Registrant FAX:
Registrant FAX Ext.:
Registrant Email:kate_mccarthy@new.labour.org.uk
Admin ID:tuvJL1HvdWCVk1uu
Admin Name:Kate McCarthy
Admin Organization:The Labour Party
Admin Street1:16 Old Queen Street
Admin Street2:
Admin Street3:
Admin City:London
Admin State/Province:UK
Admin Postal Code:SW1H9HP
Admin Country:GB
Admin Phone:+44.2078021205
Admin Phone Ext.:
Admin FAX:
Admin FAX Ext.:
Admin Email:kate_mccarthy@new.labour.org.uk
Tech ID:tumI6v3LKN0SdppO
Tech Name:Host Europe Technical
Tech Organization:Host Europe Internet Ltd
Tech Street1:Portland Street
Tech Street2:Beeston
Tech Street3:
Tech City:Nottingham
Tech State/Province:Nottinghamshire
Tech Postal Code:NG92LP
Tech Country:GB
Tech Phone:+44.1159170000
Tech Phone Ext.:
Tech FAX:+44.1158770213
Tech FAX Ext.:
Tech Email:webmaster@hosteurope.com
Name Server:NS.HOSTEUROPE.COM
Name Server:NS2.HOSTEUROPE.COM

Other domains are registered, but don't reveal too much.

Regardless of what one thinks of the various parties, assuming the registration details are accurate then this surely must come into the realm of 'dirty tricks'.