Ayes & Ears

Ayes & Ears : A Survivor's Guide to Westminster

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David Amess has been at the heart of British politics for over 37 years. He has witnessed unprecedented changes in technology, the economy, parliamentary procedure, the state of the Union and the European Union. In Ayes & Ears he reviews the major scandals and events of this time and reveals the inner workings of Britain's most important institution. David opens up the world of Westminster for us to explore, to wonder at the historic traditions and to examine the myraid changes which have taken place over the last few decades.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154 x 231 x 22mm | 530g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1913025926
  • 9781913025922
  • 488,552

Table of contents

Acknowledgments 6

Preface 7

Introduction - Humble Beginnings 9

Part 1 - Welcome to Westminster 27

Part 2 - Elections 86

Part 3 - Outside the House 127

Part 4 - The Future 181

Part 5 - Postscript 190

Glossary 245

Index 257
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Review quote

'David Amess's reflections on the deep and often disorientating changes in politics are essential reading.'

Michael Dobbs, author of the House of Cards trilogy

'His battle to make Southend a City has been a grand source of entertainment for many years - as this book will be.'

Jeffrey Archer, author and former MP

'Goodness knows how many Members have come and gone while he has continued so ably and loudly to represent his constituents.

I am not surprised that there's material for a book and it makes for very good reading.'

Michael Portillo, journalist, broadcaster and former MP
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About David Amess

Sir David Amess was a Conservative MP since 1983, firstly for Basildon then Southend West. He was actively involved with legislation involving animal welfare and up until the collapse of the Red Wall in the December 2019 general election was one of the very few working-class Tory MPs in the House of Commons.
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