GREAT BRITAIN: Randolph's Raid

Few towns in Britain are so contentedly Tory as Bournemouth on England's south coast -a palmy haunt of the retired rich, of Pekingese dogs and uniformed chauffeurs. But last week, with a general election possibly a few months off, the parliamentary constituency of Bournemouth East was making a spectacle of itself.

In 1952, Bournemouth Tories confidently elected to Parliament Publisher Nigel Nicolson, son of British Authors Sir Harold Nicolson and Victoria Sackville-West. Tory Nicolson, 42, has all the proper caste marks (Eton, Oxford, Grenadier Guards), but he also likes to think for...

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