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The return of Ann Widdecombe

The return of Ann Widdecombe
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Enoch Powell famously said that all political careers end in failure. But for Ann Widdecombe, it seemed that her career had ended with Strictly Come Dancing when she entered the show back in 2010, after retiring from politics at the general election.

Yet last night, Widdecombe once again returned to the frontline of politics after being elected as an MEP for the Brexit Party in the South West of England. The Brexit party won with 36.7 per cent of the vote in the region, winning three MEP seats.

Here she is in her victory speech:

https://twitter.com/LeaveEUOfficial/status/1132782683229229058

Mr S expects Widdecombe will be dancing all the way to Brussels after the result.

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Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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