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James Hughes-Onslow - Memorial Service: Lord Bell (1941-2019)

Regulars | By James Hughes-Onslow

Margaret Thatcher's first spin doctor

Top Tory Michaels – Heseltine, Howard and Portillo – were at St Paul’s, Knightsbridge, to celebrate the life of Margaret Thatcher’s first spin doctor, Tim Bell. Bell is often said to have won the 1979 election with his Saatchi & Saatchi slogan ‘Labour Isn’t Working’. Former Bishop of London Lord Chartres gave the bidding at the start of the service, and a blessing at the end. ...

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