Foreign News: Tories & Circuses

West Derbyshire (pronounced Darby-shuh) had everything: a young Lord and Coldstream Guards officer, up for the House of Commons against a village cobbler's son whose father had once beaten the young Lord's father for the same seat; a Russian heckler, complete with astrakhan coat; babies to be patted, mud to be slung and dodged, an issue for the nation.

Last week West Derbyshire chose the cobbler's son, gave Winston Churchill and his Coalition Government a resounding sock in the eye. The vote: for slim 26-year-old Lieut. William John Robert Cavendish, Marquess of Hartington, 11,775; for paunchy, greying (52) independent socialist Charlie White,...

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