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

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:

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