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A day in the life of a parliamentary candidate

A day in the life of a parliamentary candidate

Alan Townend

There was absolutely no doubt that Henry Orpington liked politics. He talked about politics all the time. All the members of his family were pleased, therefore, when Henry was adopted as the prospecti
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Henry Orpington's first engagement that day was an open-air meeting on a large housing estate at ten o'clock. As most of the men were out at work, his audience consisted mainly of women and young chil
The crowd remained good-natured for the first part of his speech and Henry was feeling pleased with himself. And then, suddenly, half a dozen tractors roared onto the field.

"Do you like to
parliamentary candidate         man or woman standing for
                                election to parliament as an M.P.
                                (Member of Parliament)
rising                          increasing
scream its head off             scream very loudly
paid a brief visit to           visited for a short 
A.    Comprehension questions

1.    Which constituency was Henry Orpington adopted for?
2.    What sort of majority did he get?
3.    Who is Andrew Higgins?
4.    Does Andrew want 
A. 1. The one in which he was living.
   2. A large majority.
   3. Henry Orpington's election agent.
   4. No, he wants him to cancel them.
   5. Because most of the men were out at
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