Neil and Christine Hamilton: The political double act

Sweeney Talks

Jan 3 2023 • 36 mins

One of the best-known double acts in British politics, the Hamiltons have been in and out of trouble their whole lives. In 1997, Neil lost Tatton, one of the safest Tory seats in the country to Independent candidate Martin Bell. Christine’s verbal attacks during the election earned her the nickname ‘Battleaxe’. After losing to Martin Bell, the Hamiltons went on to reinvent themselves as media stars and became famous for… well, being famous. After Neil's recent return to politics, how do they reflect on careers spent dividing opinion?

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