After the most unusual and quixotic campaign of recent memory, Martin Bell was elected to Parliament by a landslide as an Independent - a species thought to have been extinct since 1950. This book is an account of that campaign and the fascinating years in Parliament that followed -constituency work, committee work and trying to find an independent place in the traditional structures of the House of Commons. It is a perspective on democracy, the role of an individual within Parliament and a fresh account of an entirely unexpected career.
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The enormously popular Martin Bell was a staff member of BBC TV news from 1965 to his sudden retirement in April 1997. Awarded the OBE in 1992, he was also voted Royal Television Society Reporter in 1977 and again in 1993 for his work in Bosnia. He was elected Independent MP for the Tatton constituency in 1997.
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Book Description Penguin UK, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140293744