How old were you?
What are your personal political memories, if you have any?
I was in the Lower Sixth at Saffron Walden County High School. The school decided to have a mock election, and I romped home with a 27% majority. It's still the only election I have ever won! It was slightly marred by the National Front candidate coming second. Labour came fifth, behind the Liberals and Greens. I don't remember a single thing about the real election, I'm afraid.
Political Views Held?
Up until the autumn of 1978 I had been a Liberal - even being a member of the party. But I then heard a speech by Margaret Thatcher in the autumn of 1978 which made me realise I was a Conservative. It was that speech which inspired me to get involved in politics.
Where did you live?
Ashdon, near Saffron Walden in Essex.
Saffron Walden County High School.
Favourite TV Programmes?
Multi coloured swap shio, Grange Hill, Within These Walls and Bouquet of Barbed Wire.
Abba, Cliff Richard, as if you needed to ask.
I now tag Bob Piper, Mike Denham, Charles Crawford, Jonathan Calder, Nadine Dorries