Great piece from Martin Bell on what it’s like to be an Indie in Westminster.
Martin was the former BBC war correspondent elected to represent Tatton in the 90s amid a storm of controversy over former Tatton Tory MP, Neil Hamilton, who was accused of taking cash for asking questions…
He was famously ‘handbagged’ by Christine Hamilton who took exception to Martin’s searching questions to her husband on the corruption rumours that surrounded him.
Martin Bell was one of a very small number of genuinely Independent MPs (ie those who haven’t fallen out with their parties).
As he says, there are many benefits of being an Indie at Westminster!