Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Hanging up his bow tie?

His is one of the most distinctive bow ties seen at Westminster since the era of Robin Day.

But the word is that Martyn Jones's neckwear of choice is unlikely to be seen in the Commons after the next general election.

After 22 years as MP for Clwyd South, Mr Jones, who is 62, has apparently decided to call it a day. Expect an official announcement within the next 24 hours.

Besides his unusual taste in ties, he'll be remembered for his eight years as chairman of the Welsh affairs select committee, his campaigning on dormant accounts and Wrexham Lager.


Amanwy said...

I heard the bow tie was initially donned on the advice of Barbara Follet. Any truth in that?

Anonymous said...

Wonder if Alun Davies will go for that one lol