Oldest MP dies

The BBC is reporting the sad news that the oldest MP in the House of Commons, Piara Khabra, has passed away at the age of 82. Lib Dem Voice sends condolences to his family, friends and staff. Mr. Khabra was an expert on India and completed the 2006 Sport Relief charity run – perhaps a first for an octagenerian MP? He represented Ealing Southall, which he won with nearly 50% of the vote in 2005, with the Lib Dems in second place on 24%.

Update: In the comments section, numerous posters confirm the reports I’ve heard today that Labour had been tele-canvassing the seat for the past week. Tim Prater also points readers at the 2005 result displayed on the Ealing Lib Dems website (hosted by the very popular Prater Raines Partners).

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