“So long, it’s been good to know you” – Austin Mitchell’s farewell video

17th April, 2014 9:43 am

As LabourList reported earlier, Great Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell has announced his decision to stand down at the next election. He won the seat in a by-election in 1977 – back when Jim Callaghan was Prime Minister.

To coincide with his announcement, Mitchell has made a farewell video to Parliament and the people of Grimsby. There’s a healthy dose of sentimentality, a couple of jokes, and even a montage.

Before entering Parliament, Mitchell worked as a broadcast journalist, and it shows because (whisper it) this is actually pretty good:

Value our free and unique service?

LabourList has more readers than ever before - but we need your support. Our dedicated coverage of Labour's policies and personalities, internal debates, selections and elections relies on donations from our readers.

If you can support LabourList’s unique and free service then please click here.

To report anything from the comment section, please e-mail [email protected]

LabourList Daily Email

Everything Labour. Every weekday morning

Share with your friends