Thursday, March 15, 2012
Orpington - 50 years on
That's Eric Lubbock winning the Orpington by-election 50 years ago today when the Liberals had just 7 MPs. His win, like other great Liberal and Liberal Democrat by-election, caused shock waves.
And what became of the victor? He's now Baron Avebury, fighting for human rights in the House of Lords. Eric has been fantastically helpful over the years to women detained in Yarl's Wood who have been prevented or obstructed from breastfeeding their babies. For that, he's definitely one of my heroes.He blogs, too, about political and personal stuff here.
15th March seems to be a very propitious kind of day. Seven years ago, my friend randomly went into a shop and met her future husband. Twelve years ago, we moved back up to Scotland.....