Thursday, March 29, 2007

Coldplay and Paddy Ashdown

Yes, its trivia time again.

David Martin, who was the Tory MP for Portsmouth South between 1987 and 1997, has been beaten by the Liberals in three different constituencies.

He was the unsuccessful Tory candidate against Paddy Ashdown in Yeovil in 1983, lost his seat to Mike Hancock in 1997 and was beaten by Stephen Williams in Bristol West in 2005. He also lost to Labour in Rugby & Kenilworth in 2001.

It may be of some consolation to him that he is the uncle of Coldplay's Chris Martin.

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