An Accidental Mp

Martin Bell reads from his new book, describing life as an Independent MP for Tatton.

Abridged in five parts by Neville Teller.

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01My First Day *2000091120040216 (BBC7)
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Martin Bell reads from his new book, describing life as an Independent MP for Tatton.

Abridged in five parts by Neville Teller.

Martin Bell describes life as Independent MP for Tatton, the first 'Indie' since 1950.

Martin Bell reads from his book describing life as an Independent MP for Tatton, having beaten his predecessor Neil Hamilton.

The former TV war reporter describes life as an Independent MP for Tatton - having beaten his predecessor Neil Hamilton.

The former TV war reporter describes life as an Independent MP for Tatton.

02How The Parties Spend Their Money2000091220040217 (BBC7)
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Martin Bell describes life as Independent MP for Tatton.

The cigarette advertising ban and party funding are high on his agenda.

With the cigarette advert ban and party funding high on his agenda, the ex-reporter recalls life as Tatton's Independent MP.

The ex-reporter recalls life as Tatton's Independent MP.

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Martin Bell recounts life as the MP for Tatton, a complex constituency including the Beckhams and a neglected council estate.

Martin Bell recalls his life as MP for the complex constituency of Tatton - home to the Beckhams and neglected council estates.

The ex-reporter recalls life as MP for Tatton - home to the Beckhams.

04Land Mines And Diana2000091420040219 (BBC7)
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Martin Bell recounts life as the Independent MP for Tatton and the difficulties of being a lone voice in a huge house.

Martin Bell reads from his book describing the difficulties of being a lone parliamentary voice - whilst MP for Tatton.

The ex-reporter describes the difficulties of being a lone parliamentary voice whilst independent MP for Tatton.

The ex-reporter describes the difficulties of being a lone parliamentary voice.

05 LASTWhat Is An Independent?2000091520040220 (BBC7)
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Martin Bell recounts life as the MP for Tatton.

He argues that being independent proved a better option for his constituents.

He enjoyed campaigning but expresses concern for the democratic process.

Recounting life as an MP, the ex-reporter argues that his independence proved a better option for Tatton's constituents.

The ex-reporter argues that his independence was a better option for Tatton's constituents