House Music: The Oona King Diaries

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Bloomsbury, 2007 - House music - 373 pages
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How does it feel to lose your job in front of 10 million people? To become an MP in your twenties? To ask a Government Whip for time to see your husband? To sleep on the floor while waiting to vote in the middle of the night? To represent the Secretary of State for Health at a family-planning clinic on the day you fail your 5th IVF cycle? To be the second black woman elected to Parliament? To be a Jewish woman representing a largely Muslim constituency? To be the only MP who likes house music? The 1997 Labour victory changed British politics for ever, ushering in a new generation of women into parliament. The most high profile of 'Blair’s babes', Oona King, won a prized London constituency and became an MP at 29.

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These diaries cover Oona King's whole parliamentary career, from her selection as candidate for Bethnal Green and Bow in 1997 to her ousting by George Galloway in 2005. They are also the story of a ... Read full review

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Oona King was born in Sheffield and brought up in Camden. She was first elected as an MP for Bethnal Green & Bow in May 1997. She has campaigned on issues including antisocial behaviour, domestic violence, housing, inner-city regeneration and comprehensive education. She lives with her husband in Mile End, London.

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