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5 hours ago, drol said:
On 10/01/2020 at 12:28, Ulitzer95 said:


b. 1923: William Winter, Al Quie (also listed above), Linwood Holton
 

Dead.

It’s going to be a cold Winter.

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2 hours ago, Sir Cunto said:

It’s going to be a cold Winter.

The death of William Winter who was the 2nd oldest ex  US governor means Jimmy Carter is now the 5th oldest. I wonder if he'll make it to the top ? 

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On 01/04/2020 at 11:46, Ulitzer95 said:

Other notable nonagenarian members are Lord James Mackay (92), Lord Bill Rodgers (91), Baroness Betty Boothroyd (90), Australian Speaker Ian Sinclair (90) and their Deputy PM Doug Anthony (90), Lord Douglas Hurd (90) and Mauritian PM Sir Anerood Jugnauth (90).

 

Doug Anthony dead.

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Death notice for Narindar Saroop (wiki), aged 91, Conservative councillor and the first Asian Tory Parliamentary* candidate (Greenwich constituency during the 1979 General election).

* of modern times... technically the predecessor of the Conservative Party, which was actually called the "Tory Party", had Sir Mancherjee Bhownaggree (wiki) as an MP from 1895 to 1906.

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6 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Death notice for Narindar Saroop (wiki), aged 91, Conservative councillor and the first Asian Tory Parliamentary* candidate (Greenwich constituency during the 1979 General election).

* of modern times... technically the predecessor of the Conservative Party, which was actually called the "Tory Party", had Sir Mancherjee Bhownaggree (wiki) as an MP from 1895 to 1906.

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Telegraph obit.

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Several MPs on Twitter reporting that former Conservative MP Brian Binley (Northampton South 2005-2015) has died. He was 78. 

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On 12/05/2017 at 22:52, TomTomTelekom said:

http://www.hs.fi/kotimaa/art-2000005209024.html

 

Mauno Koivisto, Finnish President from 1982-1994, dead at 93 years.

Koivisto's widow Tellervo hospitalized after a fall resulting in a broken hip:

https://www.iltalehti.fi/kotimaa/a/84442ec6-3516-4a56-8cd5-fd99e84c37c8

Tellervo Koivisto is also a politician, a former member of parliament and Helsinki alderwoman. She's become very frail lately. (Has also had mental health issues for her entire life but those often aren't a large problem at 91.)

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On 16/11/2020 at 20:28, drol said:

Seemingly indestructible Edwin Edwards discharged after two days spent in hospital with "a bad cold" (no, not the COVID).

And back into hospital he is.

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On 28/08/2017 at 08:58, Thatcher said:

Tsutomu Hata, the 51st Prime Minister of Japan (April 1994 - June 1994), has died aged 82.

His son Yuichiro Hata, who was once Minister of Transport and was a serving MP, dead at 53 of suspected COVID-19, but he died before he could be tested.

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On 27/12/2020 at 09:40, drol said:

And back into hospital he is.

Edwin Edwards discharged. You have gained a place among immortals, boy!

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Awww, he was just a baby :(

 

Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died Tuesday evening from complications with COVID-19, shaking the Louisiana political world weeks after his election to represent Louisiana's 5th District in Congress as the state's youngest U.S. representative. 

Letlow was admitted to a Monroe hospital with COVID-19 symptoms on Dec. 19th before being transferred to the Shreveport hospital and moving to the intensive care unit on Dec. 23rd. 
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14 minutes ago, CoffinLodger said:

And that's a record that might never be beaten in our lifetimes ! 

Messrs Duffy and Shaw are giving him a run for his money. 

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Obit for academic Roy Douglas (wiki), who died in mid-December aged 95.

Worthy of a mention in here because he stood as a candidate (for the Liberals) in the 1950 and 1951 UK General Elections. I'm not aware of any other candidates from those elections still living.

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On 31/12/2020 at 16:59, Deathrace said:

Messrs Duffy and Shaw are giving him a run for his money. 

I wouldn't be surprised if they both go fairly soon as well.Only one or 2 MPs have got past 100 in history.

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1 hour ago, CoffinLodger said:

I wouldn't be surprised if they both go fairly soon as well.Only one or 2 MPs have got past 100 in history.


13 have reached their centenary in modern history.

"One or two". Another CoffinLodger alternative fact?

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1 hour ago, Ulitzer95 said:


13 have reached their centenary in modern history.

"One or two". Another CoffinLodger alternative fact?

I said got past 100 ie reached 101 ! 

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