Yes it’s infuriating that this has even been mentioned, but it sells newspapers, or more likely nowadays online news, which generates advertising. There could also be a political element depending on where the reporters overlords political allegiances lie.
Its 2022 but unfortunately anything out of the ordinary about an MP is still newsworthy.
p.s. I’m proud to be ‘out of the ordinary’. Today I left my bank card in the supermarket customer services card reader. A few minutes later a supervisor with a headset approached me to tell me. Apparently I was easily identifiable 🤣