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Canada has seven (Clark, Mulroney, Turner, Campbell, Chretien, Martin and Harper) former PMs living.

I wonder how many times Her Majesty accidentally called our present PM Pierre. She's survived eleven of Canada's PMs.

Do her staff instruct the UK PM to write its name on a 'Hello My Name is' sticker label on official visits?

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10 hours ago, Torva Messor said:

Canada has seven (Clark, Mulroney, Turner, Campbell, Chretien, Martin and Harper) former PMs living.

I wonder how many times Her Majesty accidentally called our present PM Pierre. She's survived eleven of Canada's PMs.

Do her staff instruct the UK PM to write its name on a 'Hello My Name is' sticker label on official visits?

 

I was never alive a toddler at the time Pierre died and even I find myself calling him Pierre.

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3 hours ago, Banana said:

 

I was never alive a toddler at the time Pierre died and even I find myself calling him Pierre.

Most of us in Western Canada just call him 'that fucker out East'.  No name necessary.

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On 05/11/2019 at 18:04, Kinnock said:

 

 

Yeah no. :lol::lol:

 

Just a vote share reminder for Islington North (Corbyn's seat) result in 2017

 

Labour -   40,086 (73.0%)

Conservative - 6,871 (12.5%)

Liberal Democrat - 4,946 (9.0%)

UKIP - 413 (0.8%)

Independent - 208 (0.4%)

MRLP - 106 (0.2%)

Socialist - 21 (0.09%)

Communist League - 7 (0.03%)

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Labour Majority of 33,215 (60.5%)

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Swing Required = 30.25% Lab to Con. 

 

Johnson is in realistic danger though should hold on to his seat. Uxbridge and South Ruislip

 

Conservative - 23,716 (50.8%)

Labour - 18,682 (40.0%)

Lib Dem - 1,835 (3.9%)

UKIP - 1,577 (3.4%)

Green - 884 (1.9%)

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Conservative Majority of 5,034 (10.8%)

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Swing Required = 5.4% Lab to Con 

 

Still unlikely, he starts with over 50% of the vote and new party leaders usually get a bounce in their own seats, plus sitting PM's attract extra protest candidates which merely splits the opposition vote and increases their majority.

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Brian Mawhinney, former MP for Peterborough (1979-1997) and North West Cambridgeshire (1997-2005), has died aged 79. Minister of State for Health (1992-1994), Secretary of State for Transport (1994-1995) and Conservative Party Chairman (1995-1997), as well as serving as the Chairman of the Football League for a while.

 

Edit: Daily MailThe SunBBC obituaries

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14 minutes ago, Thatcher said:

Brian Mawhinney, former MP for Peterborough (1979-1997) and North West Cambridgeshire (1997-2005), has died aged 79. Minister of State for Health (1992-1994), Secretary of State for Transport (1994-1995) and Conservative Party Chairman (1995-1997), as well as serving as the Chairman of the Football League for a while.

 

Edit: Daily MailThe SunBBC obituaries

I wonder if it's a  bad omen for the govt that the man who was Tory party chairman at the time of their catastrophic 1997 election defeat has died at the start of this election campaign ... :mellow:

 

Then again maybe it's a good omen ! 

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5 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

 

Sad news.

Very few left of centre Santas left.

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Cabinet ministers are like no 9 buses.You wait months for one to die then 2 go within 3 days ! I know it's the election and there's meant to be political balance but Frank Dobson has taken it a bit too far !  I will miss his hamster like face .  :(

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One of the more decent members of the New Labour government tbh.

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1 hour ago, CoffinLodger said:

Cabinet ministers are like no 9 buses.You wait months for one to die then 2 go within 3 days ! I know it's the election and there's meant to be political balance but Frank Dobson has taken it a bit too far !  I will miss his hamster like face .  :(

 

I always thought him very meh.

 

You’ve got to be a pretty forgettable Labour candidate to lose to bloody Ken Livingstone in a mayoralty race in the Labour heartland of London.

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On 29/10/2019 at 18:15, YoungWillz said:

Former MP Jack Dunnett, also former chair of Notts County, reported dead at 97:

 

Guardian obit for Jack, from which I learn he was chairman of the FL at the time of the Heysel disaster, persuaded Thatcher to drop her ID card plans. 

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Alexander Opeyemi Akinyele, Nigeria’s former Minister of Information is dead.

The death of the Ondo born public relations specialist was announced by his son.  He said on his Facebook page that his father died after a brief illness on Thursday night but did not state where he died.

Akinyele, 81, a PR guru after serving as the Minister of Information, later became chairman of the Nigerian Sports Commission.  He was also a former president of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR).

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6 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:

 

He was never PM.

He was the monthly head of a Commitee which ruled Iraq. He refused the Presidency when offered by US.

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Fantastic poetry in his Wikipedia entry at the moment, will probably be cut out by editors soon though:

 

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The least known Prime Minister of Sri Lanka breathed his last on the eve of 19th November 2019.

 

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7 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Lord Basil Feldman dead at 96 according to the Conservative History Group.

 

Tory Member of the House of Lords 1996-2017 and brother of Carry On legend Fenella Fielding.

Here's a Telegraph obit, predictably behind a paywall ..https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2019/11/21/lord-feldman-plastics-tycoon-became-leading-figure-conservative/:mellow:

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German Bundestag member Jimmy Schulz dead from pancreatic cancer.

 

Was considering him in a few pools, QO was never going to be guaranteed off the draw regardless.

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