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Grimsby Telegraph, 24th Mar 2014


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Grimsby Telegraph, 6th Feb 2014

HOW HEALTHY IS THE HEALTH SERVICE?
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Grimsby Telegraph, 7th March 2014

GEORGE`S BUDGET
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From Mess to Success

I agonised over how I was going to vote on Same Sex Marriage (which lead a lot of people to wrongly assume I was voting against) but that process, which has been going on for some weeks and was particularly intense on Tuesday, ended with a decision to vote for the bill.
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Same Sex Mess

Iím in an agony of indecision over same sex marriage. On the one hand Iím not illiberal or homophobic. On the other I am not particularly bothered about this, think civil partnership is enough, and have concerns about the legal repercussions.
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Blog from the Dead

Cameronís revival of the Conservativeís poll ratings through his EU con has encouraged me to revive my blog. Firstly let me apologise for neglecting it so much. The truth is it had become too easy to criticise the shambolic Government and was becoming repetitive.
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When did Austin become MP for Great Grimsby?


Austin Mitchell has been the Labour MP for Grimsby since 1977.
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What did Austin do before his political career?


Austin was a journalist at ITV company Yorkshire Television from 1969 to 1977, presenting their regional news show Calendar, although he spent a short period at the BBC in 1972. During his period at Yorkshire Television he chaired the famous debate between Brian Clough and Don Revie on the day Clough had been sacked by Leeds United in 1974.
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Is it true that Austin changed his name to Austin Haddock?


Yes, in October 2002 Austin temporarily changed his name to Austin Haddock as haddock is a staple catch for the Great Grimsby fishermen, and that catch was suffering a decline and it was his wish to promote it.
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