Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Marina Pepper

Magazine article New Statesman (1996)

Marina Pepper

Article excerpt

Marina Pepper, a former page-three girl and practising white witch, is the Lib Dem candidate for Brighton Kemptown

You have said you had a "hippie" childhood. Were your parents surprised you went into politics? My parents have raised their eyebrows at everything I've done! If anything, when I went into party politics they lowered them a bit. They never doubted my commitment to the community. Even at school I always cooked cakes for the school fair. I was famous for my rock buns ... among other buns. And you followed your mother into witchcraft? It was witchcraft that took me into conventional politics more than anything else. We hold the earth most dear, so dumping rubbish, or climate change, is offensive to me. But you have to provide people with positive choices. Do people in politics take you less seriously because you are a witch? They were a bit taken aback when all the local witches turned up to my mayor-making, but generally it doesn't come up. …

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