How well do you know the party’s MPs?

One (and as far as I know, only one) current or former Lib Dem/SDP/Liberal MP has presented a 45 minute ITV programme about venereal disease.

Can you guess who it is?

(Answer after the jump.)








Jo Grimond, during his time as party leader.

The show was called The Shadow of Ignorance and aired in April 1960. The Catholic Herald was not impressed: “Venereal disease is the result of promiscuity, and since the programme was dealing with human beings. not animals, the moral issue should have been discussed, but never was … In duty bound I sat the programme out, and when it ended opened the windows wide.”


* Mark Pack is Party President and Co-leader of the party. He is editor of Liberal Democrat Newswire.

Read more by or more about or .
This entry was posted in Parliament.


  • Nigel Ashton 24th May '12 - 10:47am

    I would have guessed at Michael Winstanley.

  • Richard Dean 24th May '12 - 11:43am

    Here are all the present ones, courtesy

    Alexander, Danny Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
    Baker, Norman Lewes
    Beith, Alan Berwick-upon-Tweed
    Birtwistle, Gordon Burnley
    Brake, Tom Carshalton and Wallington
    Brooke, Annette Mid Dorset and North Poole
    Browne, Jeremy Taunton Deane
    Bruce, Malcolm Gordon
    Burstow, Paul Sutton and Cheam
    Burt, Lorely Solihull
    Cable, Vince Twickenham
    Campbell, Menzies North East Fife
    Carmichael, Alistair Orkney and Shetland
    Clegg, Nick Sheffield, Hallam
    Crockart, Mike Edinburgh West
    Davey, Edward Kingston and Surbiton
    Farron, Tim Westmorland and Lonsdale
    Featherstone, Lynne Hornsey and Wood Green
    Foster, Don Bath
    George, Andrew St Ives
    Gilbert, Stephen St Austell and Newquay
    Hames, Duncan Chippenham
    Hancock, Mike Portsmouth South
    Harvey, Nick North Devon
    Heath, David Somerton and Frome
    Hemming, John Birmingham, Yardley
    Horwood, Martin Cheltenham
    Hughes, Simon Bermondsey and Old Southwark
    Huhne, Chris Eastleigh
    Hunter, Mark Cheadle
    Huppert, Julian Cambridge
    Kennedy, Charles Ross, Skye and Lochaber
    Lamb, Norman North Norfolk
    Laws, David Yeovil
    Leech, John Manchester, Withington
    Lloyd, Stephen Eastbourne
    Moore, Michael Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
    Mulholland, Greg Leeds North West
    Munt, Tessa Wells
    Pugh, John Southport
    Reid, Alan Argyll and Bute
    Rogerson, Dan North Cornwall
    Russell, Bob Colchester
    Sanders, Adrian Torbay
    Smith, Robert West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
    Stunell, Andrew Hazel Grove
    Swales, Ian Redcar
    Swinson, Jo East Dunbartonshire
    Teather, Sarah Brent Central
    Thurso, John Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
    Ward, David Bradford East
    Webb, Steve Thornbury and Yate
    Williams, Mark Ceredigion
    Williams, Roger Brecon and Radnorshire
    Williams, Stephen Bristol West
    Willott, Jenny Cardiff Central
    Wright, Simon Norwich South

    So who is famous for what?

  • Loreley Burt was once a prison governor!

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

    No recent comment found.