Great Britain: Man Bites Hogg

Britain's Science Minister, the former Lord Hailsham, who renounced his viscountcy in order to run for Parliament, last week also lost his unofficial title as the Tories' champion vote getter. As plain Quintin Hogg, he won a seat in the Commons from London's solidly Conservative St. Marylebone (pronounced Marrerbun), a well-to-do residential district that encompasses Lord's—the Yankee Stadium of cricket—as well as medicine's Harley Street, Elizabeth Barrett's Wimpole Street and Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street. However, Hogg carried the constituency with only a 5,276-vote margin, winning 12,495 out of 22,730, down nearly...

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