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House music

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How does it feel to lose your job in front of 10 million people? To become an MP in your twenties? To ask a Government Whip for time to see your husband? To sleep on the floor while waiting to vote in the middle of the night? To represent the Secretary of State for Health at a family planning clinic on the day you fail your 5thIVF cycle? To be loved and hated by people who dont even know you? To be the second black woman elected to Parliament? To be a Jewish woman representing a largely Muslim constituency? To be the only MP who likes house music?The 1997 Labour victory changed British politics for ever, ushering in a new generation of women into parliament. The most high profile of ;Blair babeS Oona King, won a prized London constituency and became an MP at 29.Yet, despite wanting to be an MP since she was five, after only three years at Westminster, Oona considered resignation. Regular 90 hour weeks, an end to her private life and frequent death;threats made Oona question why she had worked all her life to become an MP. It also made her question the dysfunctional relationship between people and politicians. When Iraq became the biggest issue in British politics, Oona was set on a collision course with her constituents, eventually losing her seat to George Galloway in the most symbolic defeat of the Blair Government on election night 2005.A decade is a long time in politics, and in these candid diaries Oona shows how she has changed since that night in 1997. She blows the lid off Westminster, illuminating the corridors of power with humour and insight, and finally reveals how she chose to abandon her ambition to become Prime Minister in favour of another ambition: to have a life.

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Author(s):
Oona King
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x153x30
EAN-13:
9780747590934
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780747590934
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
384
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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How does it feel to lose your job in front of 10 million people? To become an MP in your twenties? To ask a Government Whip for time to see your husband? To sleep on the floor while waiting to vote in the middle of the night? To represent the Secretary of State for Health at a family planning clinic on the day you fail your 5thIVF cycle? To be loved and hated by people who dont even know you? To be the second black woman elected to Parliament? To be a Jewish woman representing a largely Muslim constituency? To be the only MP who likes house music?The 1997 Labour victory changed British politics for ever, ushering in a new generation of women into parliament. The most high profile of ;Blair babeS Oona King, won a prized London constituency and became an MP at 29.Yet, despite wanting to be an MP since she was five, after only three years at Westminster, Oona considered resignation. Regular 90 hour weeks, an end to her private life and frequent death;threats made Oona question why she had worked all her life to become an MP. It also made her question the dysfunctional relationship between people and politicians. When Iraq became the biggest issue in British politics, Oona was set on a collision course with her constituents, eventually losing her seat to George Galloway in the most symbolic defeat of the Blair Government on election night 2005.A decade is a long time in politics, and in these candid diaries Oona shows how she has changed since that night in 1997. She blows the lid off Westminster, illuminating the corridors of power with humour and insight, and finally reveals how she chose to abandon her ambition to become Prime Minister in favour of another ambition: to have a life.

Author(s):
Oona King
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x153x30
EAN-13:
9780747590934
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780747590934
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
384
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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