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Broadcaster and former Cabinet Minister coming to Runcorn
FORMER Cabinet Minister, broadcaster and journalist Michael Portillo is coming to Runcorn.
He will be sharing fascinating stories about his political career and passion for trains and art when he appears at The Brindley at 7.30pm on Monday, October 28.
His candid talk has already won rave reviews across the UK.
It took him little more than 10 years to get a seat in the Commons and then rise in power to a point where he was tipped to become leader of his party and possible future Prime Minister, before his career hit the buffers after a shock defeat.
However, since leaving the house almost a decade ago, Michael has endeared himself to many with his obvious respect for solid workmanship like our Victorian railways as seen on his popular television show.
He has also starred in documentaries such as Michael Becomes A Single Mum in 2003 and Death of a School Friend in 2002.
Micheal won the Enfield Southgate by-election following the murder of the incumbent, Sir Anthony Berry, by the IRA in the Grand Hotel , Brighton.
He has claimed that saving the Settle to Carlisle Railway was ‘his greatest achievement in politics’ as Transport Minister in 1988.
Michael, now aged 60, has appeared in the BBC weekly political discussion programme This Week with Andrew Neil and Labour MP Diane Abbott.
He has presented documentaries on Richard Wagner, Spain, great railway journeys and the natural world.
He has interviewed Bianca Jagger, Baroness Williams, and Benazir Bhutto on his own show.
He is a regular newspaper columist and theatre critic.
Tickets priced £15 are available from the box office on 0151 907 8360 and online at www.thebrindley.org.uk Michael Portillo
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