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Alan Beith has been an MP for England's northernmost constituency for 35 years and is a leading figure in the Liberal Democrats. His book covers key stages in his party's growth, including the 1970s Lib-Lab pact and Paddy Ashdown's leadership, and also what the philosophy of Liberalism is all about. He writes about his work overseeing Britain's intelligence and security services over more than a decade, and how faith has helped him through dark times with the deaths of his first wife, Barbara, and his son, Chris.

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"All in All, this is a biography worth reading for its humanity and for its occasional political aperçus." --Journal of Liberal History.

"He writes engagingly and often movingly of his life and his faith." --The House Magazine.

"This book, like its author, is reassuring and reflective, quiet should never be confused with dull . Refreshingly Alan Beith comes over as a man of principle based on his long-held beliefs in goodness, justice and faith." --David Stuckey, The Baptist Times.

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Alan Beith has been an MP for England's northernmost constituency for 35 years and is a leading figure in the Liberal Democrats.

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