Alan Beith to publish his View from the North

Alan Beith: A View from the NorthSir Alan Beith, the longest-serving Liberal Democrat MP, is to launch his autobiography Alan Beith: A View from the North at this autumn’s party conference in Bournemouth.

We’re promised that the book will include the Lib-Lab pact of the late 1970s, Paddy Ashdown’s years at the head of the party, and Sir Alan’s work overseeing the intelligence and security services over more than a decade.

It will also cover his experiences over 35 years as MP for England’s northernmost constituency, the philosophy of Liberalism and the need to make Parliament more effective.

RRP is £18.99 but you can pre-order from Amazon now for £12.53.

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  • I don’t normally take much interest in memoirs but rather look forward to this, not least to gain an understanding of how principle and commitment can motivate a person to serve for decades with little prospect of personal reward.

    So, so different from some of the “how can I rocket up the greasy pole, AND feather my nest” philosophy that seems to characterise some other politicians . . . .

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