So ACT Greens Senate candidate Simon Sheikh was a former financial member of the Labor Party. He's hardly the only political operative who's switched teams over the years.

Crikey has been tracking current and former political turncoats and defectors in parliament since January 2006 when Victorian Senator Julian McGauran famously resigned from the Nationals to join the Liberal Party in 2006 before losing his seat to the Democratic Labor Party in 2010. We've since found 50-odd of them -- but let us know if we've missed anyone or need to correct the record ...