Susan Penhaligon backing the Lib Dems this Thursday

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More than four decades on, I can still remember Susan Penhaligon’s performance as Prue Sorenson in Bouquet of Barbed Wire. I watched it far too young and didn’t get most of it as the themes were way too adult but she is up there with Elisabeth Sladen, who played Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who as far as I am concerned.

Susan is the cousin of Liberal MP David Penhaligon who was killed in a car crash in 1986. The shock of that day is another strong memory in my life.

She stopped supporting the party during the coalition years, but, in a tweet tonight, Vince announced that she is voting Lib Dem on Thursday.

Vince had also noticed our earlier post about Simon Callow:

So that’s Susan, Simon, Katy Brand, Emma Kennedy and Bamber Gascoigne as well as former Tories Matthew Parris and Michael Heseltine, who has paid for his public statement with his place on the Tory benches in the Lords.

Who will be next?

 

* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings

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3 Comments

  • John Marriott 22nd May '19 - 7:07am

    David Penhaligon. Now, there’s a name to conjure with. If only he hadn’t died before he could have realised his potential. Together with a rapidly emerging Paddy Ashdown he could have really broken the two party system once and for all.

  • Bit of ageism, perhaps?
    Why not use current photographs of her and Simon Callow, both of whom are now almost 70.

  • Lorenzo Cherin 22nd May '19 - 2:58pm

    Caron, you and me both, same age, same view, ie watching Bouquet , I saw it as a boy, with the exact reaction too, it holds up yet, saw it on dvd a little while back. Another marvellous bit of backing from a lovely actress, Susan Penhaligon, and yes, related indeed to a much and long missed Liberal, David Penhaligon, I too agree was a great loss.

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