Confessions of a Political Maverick by Austin Mitchell (signed 1st edition)


This copy of Confessions of a Political Maverick is signed by the author, Austin Mitchell.

Brimming with revealing details of his dealings with all the major political players from Thatcher to Cameron, and enlivened by hilarious anecdotes and a real fondness for his time in Grimsby, these are the political memoirs of a true parliamentary rebel – with a cause.

Austin Mitchell is one of the original political mavericks. For thirty-eight years he served as Labour MP for Grimsby and became known as a fly in the parliamentary ointment, a recurring itch on the body politic: annoying the whips, threatening party discipline and challenging the solemnities of Parliament.

A career-long backbencher, Mitchell found he relished being in opposition. Dissenting from the peculiar conformity of career politicians climbing the greasy pole may have been a lonely job, but someone had to do it – and it was also a lot of fun. Here, he tells the story of how he waltzed into a seat in Labour’s heartlands, outlines his views on the controversial European question and explains his long (and torrid) love affair with the Labour Party.

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Biteback Publishing (10 July 2018)
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 3.2 x 16.2 cm