For Whom The Division Bell Tolled

Michael Portillo explores the history of one of Westminster's most curious institutions, the backbench MP.

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20080511200805141/3. He looks at parliamentary rebellions by MPs who have refused to toe the party line.
20080518200805212/3. He recalls the good and noble works of backbenchers from the past, now largely forgotten.

1/3. He looks at parliamentary rebellions by MPs who have refused to toe the party line.

20080525200805283/3. He visits the History of Parliament Trust in an attempt to find out whether backbenchers always been more interested in keeping their job than changing the world.

2/3. He recalls the good and noble works of backbenchers from the past, now largely forgotten.

20080601Michael Portillo explores the history of the backbench MP. 3/3: He asks whether backbenchers have always been more interested in keeping their job than changing the world.
012008051420080518He looks at parliamentary rebellions by MPs who have refused to toe the party line.

1/3. He looks at parliamentary rebellions by MPs who have refused to toe the party line.

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022008052120080525He recalls the good and noble works of backbenchers from the past, now largely forgotten.

2/3. He recalls the good and noble works of backbenchers from the past, now largely forgotten.

Followed by News.

03 LAST2008052820080601He visits the History of Parliament Trust in an attempt to find out whether backbenchers always been more interested in keeping their job than changing the world.

3/3. He visits the History of Parliament Trust in an attempt to find out whether backbenchers always been more interested in keeping their job than changing the world.

Followed by News.