Thursday, March 11, 2004

Britain's oldest Liberal Democrat?

Lib Dems get new recruit aged 104

One of Mid Wales' oldest residents swapped her birthday party for a political party when she became the oldest Liberal Democrat in Britain reports the Shropshire Star.

At the grand old age of 104, Newtown resident Anita Taylor decided to kick-start a career in politics.

Lembit Opik, Montgomeryshire MP and Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, visited Ms Taylor this week to help mark her milestone birthday and was surprised to come away with a new party member.

"Anita Taylor joined the Liberal Democrats on Sunday on her 104th birthday. I was at her party, and now she's in ours.

"I believe she is the oldest Liberal Democrat in Britain," he said.

Lord Bonkers writes: Nonsense!

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