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4 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

By-election time?

 

Dame Cheryl Gillan, Tory MP for Chesham and Amersham, reportedly dead: 

 

 

Didn't know etc....

 

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Former Conservative MP for Surrey East from 1992-2010, Peter Ainsworth, has died aged 64 according to multiple sources. He was also in charge of the Heritage Lottery Fund for a while. 

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17 hours ago, Perhaps said:

Former Illinois US Representative Bobby Schilling dead from cancer aged 57.

 

Schilling actually ran for another House seat last year, but didn't win the primary. Had he been elected, we might have had a situation where two sitting members of the US Congress (him and Alcee Hastings) died on the same day.

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Bill Markham, a World War II veteran who later served a record 14 terms in the Oregon state legislature, from 1969 to 1997, has died. He was 98.

 

https://www.nrtoday.com/news/state/oregon_politics/world-war-ii-veteran-and-popular-legislator-bill-markham-has-died-at-98/article_7817aaa1-09e9-5fcd-bec0-73761dc954cc.html

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Former West Gloucestershire Tory MP Paul Marland Times Obituary: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/paul-marland-obituary-5wrmkddvz

 

An unremarkable MP compared with Bob Howarth (Bolton Council leader, last freeman of Bolton) whose obit in still in absentia so far. Unsurprising that Marland and Ainsworth as Tories have almost instantaneous broadsheet coverage.

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10 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Former West Gloucestershire Tory MP Paul Marland Times Obituary: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/paul-marland-obituary-5wrmkddvz

 

An unremarkable MP compared with Bob Howarth (Bolton Council leader, last freeman of Bolton) whose obit in still in absentia so far. Unsurprising that Marland and Ainsworth as Tories have almost instantaneous broadsheet coverage.

Yes, a little surprising there's no BBC local obit for Howarth. Still, there should be a Times obit within a month or so?

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On 24/01/2020 at 19:56, Ulitzer95 said:

As promised, a list of WWII veterans from the British establishment. Much shorter than the U.S. one, but I can't promise it's complete as there is no one "go to" to get this info. Here goes:

Royal family
*Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (b. 1921)
*Queen Elizabeth II (b. 1926)

Members of the House of Lords (includes current and former, including all hereditaries who lost seats in 1999 reform)
*9th Viscount Falmouth (b. 1919)
*21st Baron Saye and Sele (b. 1920)
*Lord Michael Shaw (b. 1920)
*Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (b. 1921, also listed above)
*Baroness Jill Knight (b. 1923)
*Baroness Pamela Sharples (b. 1923)
*11th Earl of Elgin (b. 1924)
*Lord Tony Christopher (b. 1925)
*Lord John Eden (b. 1925)
*Lord Ted Graham (b. 1925)
*3rd Baron Wakehurst (b. 1925)
*9th Baron Walsingham (b. 1925)
*8th Marquess of Ailesbury (b. 1926)
*13th Earl of Airlie (b. 1926)

Members of Parliament
*Sir Patrick Duffy (b. 1920) Labour
*Lord Michael Shaw (b. 1920) Conservative
*Baroness Jill Knight (b. 1923, also listed above) Conservative
*James Ramsden (b. 1923) Conservative
*Eric Cockeram (b. 1924) Conservative
*Ben Ford (b. 1925) Labour
*Lord John Eden (b. 1925, also listed above) Conservative
*Lord Ted Graham (b. 1925, also listed above) Labour

Note: Ron Atkins (b. 1916) did not serve because of psoriasis


Updated for the deaths of Lord Eden, Lord Shaw and the Duke of Edinburgh. 

14 WWII veterans remaining.

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Ian Gibson, MP for Norwich North from 1997-2009 has died aged 82. 

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46 minutes ago, The Old Crem said:

 

Ian Gibson, MP for Norwich North from 1997-2009 has died aged 82. 


Local obit.

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4 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

5 MPs in one week - Ainsworth, Gibson, Gillan, Howarth and Marland - must be some sort of record? 

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5 minutes ago, Deathrace said:

5 MPs in one week - Ainsworth, Gibson, Gillan, Howarth and Marland - must be some sort of record? 

 

Ex MPs.

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51 minutes ago, Kenny said:

 

Ex MPs.


4 ex, one incumbent.

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Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, 81, sounds a bit frail giving this tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Never had a strong voice, but possibly worth consideration in future years.

 

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7 hours ago, Kenny said:

 

Ex MPs.

Regardless, five in one week is a lot. 

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9 hours ago, Obitwatcher said:

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, 81, sounds a bit frail giving this tribute to HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. Never had a strong voice, but possibly worth consideration in future years.

 

 Been a bit frail looking and sounding the last good few years. Was actually quite surprised how quickly he became frail given he was PM up to 2007. 

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On 10/01/2020 at 13:28, Ulitzer95 said:



4 living members of the Cabinet who served:

Johnson administrationAlan Stephenson Boyd (b. 1922), Ramsey Clark (b. 1927)
Nixon administration: Henry Kissinger (b. 1923), George Shultz (b. 1920)
Ford administration: Henry Kissinger (b. 1923, also listed above)
Carter administration: Charles Duncan (b. 1926), Ray Marshall (b. 1928)
Reagan administrationGeorge Shultz (b. 1920, also listed above) NONE!

No living justices of the Supreme Court who served following the death of John Paul Stevens (1920–2019).

As far as I know, these are complete. I will do the UK (Commons and Lords) when I get time, but that will probably involve more research.

Ramsey dead as reported above. Last survivor of Johnson administration.

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On 02/03/2021 at 22:44, arghton said:
Don't know if I'm worried for no reason, but Wolff tweeted these and hasn't tweeted again in 6 days. Sounds odd that he's asking about Taiwan-related things on twitter considering that a month ago he talked about them for two hours.

 

Edit: He's back

Well, now he hasn't tweeted for 3 weeks. Must be some kind of an record for him and I bet something is wrong.

Lester Wolff and Jyrki Kasvi are the only people whose twitter I frequently check to see if they're still alive. Kasvi has already been in hospice care for 3 months

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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yang_Xiong_(politician)

Yang Xiong, former mayor of Shanghai 2012-2017 dead at 67 from heart failure.

 

He has five alive predecessors:

Jiang Zemin (b. 1926) 1985-1988

Zhu Rongji (b. 1928) 1988-1991
Xu Kuangdi (b. 1937) 1995-2001

Chen Liangyu (b. 1946) 2001-2003

Han Zheng (b. 1954) 2003-2012

 

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Baroness Shirley Williams, Lib Dem stalwart and Gang of 4 member dead aged 90 according to Laura K. Big figure on the left for decades. Also the daughter of Vera Brittain.

 

 

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