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Memorabilia: Gerald Kaufman MP

Memorabilia: Gerald Kaufman MP

The Manchester MP on how he came to be given a key to the city of Gaza

Debate from the vault: Royal babes

Debate from the vault: Royal babes

by Nik Darlington / 08 Jul 2013

Nik Darlington sits in on discussions of a regal birth in the House of Commons, 24 June 1982

1983 election: Alliance and skirmish

1983 election: Alliance and skirmish

by Robert Philpot / 04 Jun 2013

Thirty years ago Margaret Thatcher won her biggest electoral landslide, but its preparatory scuffles were not without drama or lasting consequences for all parties, particularly the newly-formed SDP–Liberal faction, finds Robert Philpot

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They were also MPs: Sir Cloudesley Shovell

They were also MPs: Sir Cloudesley Shovell

by JB Seatrobe / 20 May 2013

From local gentry to Commander of the Fleets, JB Seatrobe charts the rise of a naval legend

They were also MPs: Sir John Henniker Heaton

They were also MPs: Sir John Henniker Heaton

by Donald Cameron / 10 Apr 2013

The MP for Canterbury was best known for his far-reaching ideas about streamlining the postal system, finds Donald Cameron

Memorabilia: Jon Ashworth MP

Memorabilia: Jon Ashworth MP

by Jon Ashworth MP / 21 Feb 2013

The Labour MP champions his Leicester South Labour party banner

The tragic loss of Iain Macleod

The tragic loss of Iain Macleod

by Douglas Hurd / 21 Feb 2013

Douglas Hurd looks back at a memorable orator and formidable cabinet minister whose career as chancellor was cut short by his early death

They were also MPs: George Balfour

They were also MPs: George Balfour

by JB Seatrobe / 28 Jan 2013

JB Seatrobe looks back on the career of a rebel who was a better businessman than politician

Debate from the vault: Brewing up trouble

by Nik Darlington / 25 Jan 2013

Nik Darlington raises a glass to the 2 May 1895 beer duty debate

Charles de Gaulle hangs with Peter Lilley MP

Charles de Gaulle hangs with Peter Lilley MP

by Peter Lilley MP / 12 Jul 2013

The former shadow chancellor on why his photo of General de Gaulle has stayed with him

Debate from the vault: Maggie's last stand

Debate from the vault: Maggie's last stand

by Nik Darlington / 13 Jun 2013

Nik Darlington looks back at Margaret Thatcher’s last appearance in the House of Commons in November 1990

Memorabilia: Rushanara Ali MP

Memorabilia: Rushanara Ali MP

by Rushanara Ali MP / 22 May 2013

The London MP remembers a great Labour statesman and inspirational social manifesto

Memorabilia: Kelvin Hopkins MP

Memorabilia: Kelvin Hopkins MP

by Kelvin Hopkins MP / 15 Apr 2013

Kelvin Hopkins shares a treasure from the early days of social reform

Debate from the vault: Clashing views

Debate from the vault: Clashing views

by Nik Darlington / 25 Feb 2013

Nik Darlington looks back to a messy 1902 debate on saving a famous view

They were also MPs: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

They were also MPs: Edward Bulwer-Lytton

by JB Seatrobe / 21 Feb 2013

JB Seatrobe follows the career of a politician who was a good writer but an indifferent MP

Memorabilia: Anne Marie Morris

Memorabilia: Anne Marie Morris

by Anne Marie Morris MP / 28 Jan 2013

The Tory MP for Newton Abbot is galvanised by the powerful words of eminent Victorian Conservative statesman Benjamin Disraeli

Knock knock. Who's there? Black Rod

Knock knock. Who's there? Black Rod

by JB Seatrobe / 28 Jan 2013

JB Seatrobe looks back at the honourable tradition that is the Black Rod, and discovers it’s not just a Westminster convention

They were also MPs: Sir Edward Coke

They were also MPs: Sir Edward Coke

by JB Seatrobe / 14 Dec 2012

JB Seatrobe looks back at the career of a political authoritarian who was the thorn in the side of two kings

I'll be back, USA! Best presidential revivals

I'll be back, USA! Best presidential revivals

by Robert Philpot / 14 Dec 2012

When a US president’s career takes a downward turn, that is the time to watch them, says Robert Philpot. The night is always darkest just before the dawn of a revitalised term in office

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