Croydon Central MP Andrew Pelling allegedly looks down on his voters, considers the local NHS hospital "not good enough" for him and thinks David Cameron is unelectable, according to an extraordinary interview with his wife published this morning.

The 48-year-old troubled Tory, who is also a London Assembly member for Croydon and Sutton, first made the news for all the wrong reasons when the Croydon Guardian revealed he had been arrested at his home on Tuesday and questioned over allegations of assault.

The twice married dad-of-three was taken to a police station before being bailed to return on October 1.

His 26-year-old wife Lucy, a former teacher at Park Hill Junior School in Croydon, has now gone for the kill by making a number of damning accusations in today's News of the World.

Lucy, who is seven weeks pregnant, said her husband has no respect for his constituents and often joked he would open a shop called Chavs of Croydon.

She told the paper: "He thought it would be funny to sell fake Burberry, shell suits, scrunchies and Staffordshire bull terrier accessories."

She said he even had his picture taken with a Staffordshire bull terrier, a dog often linked to chav culture, because it would help him "connect with his public" if he put it on a campaign poster.

"He wanted to portray himself as a man of the people but really he thought he was a cut above everyone else," she said.

The "arrogant" MP, who has a majority of just 75 votes, also planned to shun Croydon's NHS hospital, according to his wife.

She said: "He insisted the baby would be born in the private Portland Hospital. He said there was no way his' child would be born in the Mayday NHS hospital in Croydon. He felt it was not good enough for his children."

Lucy also revealed Mr Pelling showed contempt for David Cameron and had even thought about changing parties.

She said: "He doesn't believe Cameron can win the election. He even considered changing parties to Labour or Lib Dem.

"He thought himself so wonderful that he could win the seat with any party."

Frequent attempts have been made to contact Mr Pelling since his arrest, but so far he has not spoken publicly about the allegations.

Constituency officer for Croydon south and central councillor Richard Chatterjee said: "Andrew is well-known as a good public servant and has done a lot for the people. The matter is in the hands of the police now and that's all I can say."