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I’ve never really been into party politics. I suspect I have inherited this from my late father, who revelled in standing in local government elections as an independent candidate, thereby forgoing the easy votes that would have come with having a coloured rosette pinned to his chest. What’s more, he always won, which meant he was subsequently approached by political parties to join their fold. Although he was a high Tory at heart, I deeply admired the way he stuck […]