Magazine article The Spectator

The Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Awards

Magazine article The Spectator

The Spectator Parliamentarian of the Year Awards

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Nominations continue to roll in for the inaugural Spectator's Readers' Representative. This week saw several MPs nominated for their campaigning work.

Richard Hamilton proposes Nadine Dorries. Hamilton commends Dorries for addressing the issue of term limits for abortion with a 'tenaciousness and passion that caught the public's attention in a remarkable way'. He applauds her for explaining how the 1967 legislation has resulted, against the intent of the original act, in half a million abortions being carried out each year and for her courage in carrying on in the face of hostility from her opponents.

Iain Duncan Smith is nominated by Adrian Fry. Fry writes, 'I don't understand the current economic woes any better than most of our politicians do, but I do live in a "real world" already blighted by drugs, worklessness and family breakdown. …

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