My parents were generally speaking Conservative. My mother was an unpaid councillor for Archway Ward and was in opposition throughout her career. My parents both believed in a free market, despised waste but at the same time were compassionate. My mother voted Labour in the miners strike and did not like Mrs Thatcher and my father voted for Tony Blair.

I voted once for the Conservatives when Mrs Thatcher was first elected but Labour up unti the last election when I voted Liberal and am now a member of the Liberal Party.