Bromley and Chislehurst is a constituency. Aside from a few ex-council estates which retain significant proportions of social housing in parts of Mottingham and Bromley Common, this constituency is prosperous in terms of income, has low unemployment and is suburban with significant parkland and sports areas; the 2011 census shows that the borough is 84.3% White European/British, lower than the national average and higher than London average. Until 2006 it was one of the Conservative Party's safest seats but the by-election of that year saw the party's electoral majority fall steeply from over 13,000 to just over 600 votes, they have since rebuilt this majority, which stands at just under 11,000. The Bromley parliamentary constituency was created in 1918. In 1974 Bromley became Ravensbourne. Before the 1997 election western wards of Chislehurst merged with eastern wards in Ravensbourne to form Bromley and Chislehurst; the earlier Bromley Ravensbourne, seat was markedly prosperous in regional terms and did not elect Labour Party MPs during its 1918 to 1974 existence.
One of the Ravensbourne wards and Sundridge, had a Communist Councillor in the 1940s. Prime Minister Harold Macmillan was the MP for Bromley from 1945 until his retirement in 1964, when he was succeeded by John Hunt. Hunt, on the left of the Conservative party, held the seat until 1997; the Chislehurst seat had a Labour Party MP from 1966 until 1970. A by-election was held on 29 June 2006, upon the death of the previous MP Eric Forth the month before, which returned London Assembly member Bob Neill as the new Conservative MP with an electoral majority of just over 600 votes - compared to the previous Conservative majority of over 13,000 in the 2005 general election. Turnout was down by a significant margin. In 2010 Bob Neill was re-elected with a Conservative majority greater than that achieved in 2005. 1997–2010: The London Borough of Bromley wards of Bickley, Bromley Common and Keston, Hayes, Martins Hill and Town and Plaistow and Sundridge. 2010–present: The London Borough of Bromley wards of Bickley, Bromley Town, Cray Valley West and Chislehurst North, Plaistow and Sundridge.
Bromley and Chislehurst constituency covers the northern part of the London Borough of Bromley including the east of Bromley, its town centre, Chislehurst. List of Parliamentary constituencies in Greater London Cook and Ramsden, John. By-elections in British politics nomis Constituency Profile for Bromley and Chislehurst — presenting data from the ONS annual population survey and other official statistics. Politics Resources Electoral Calculus
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Flying Officer MP Anil Kumar was a MiG 21 pilot in the Indian Air Force. After the accident in 1988 he lived in the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre of Pune, where on 20 May 2014 he died. Kumar learned to write with a pen held in his mouth. An essay he wrote, titled "Airborne to Chairborne", was read, was included in some school textbooks in Maharashtra and Kerala. Among the military heroes of independent India, Flight Lieutenant M. P. Anil Kumar aka ‘MP’ stands out, his heroism was neither in a battlefield nor was it flying MiG-21 fighters that he mastered as an Air Force officer. MP’s bravery, now celebrated in a book, was as a quadriplegic. Hardly able to move his head, he spent half of his 50 years in a wheelchair. MP's accident did not have anything to do with regular duty. Put, his is an example that a quadriplegic, if given a chance to live in a healthy peaceful environment, can be a great inspiration. MP attributed everything he was able to do in life to his Sainik School education and training at the National Defence Academy.
In many ways he exemplified. Modern history is replete with narratives of how nations that do not make enough efforts at peace, so that their soldiers can enjoy a normal lifespan to showcase their unique skills and abilities, will be reduced to chest-thumping jingoists in a land awash with forgotten war widows. On June 28, 1988, MP was winding up a usual day at his fighter base in Pathankot after flying a couple of sorties as a wingman to senior pilots. Night flying had just been called off because of thundershowers, MP just 24, was returning to the officers’ mess when he met with a freak bike accident. “In one quirky instant 20 years ago, a mishap reduced me to a wreck of a combat pilot. From the fighter cockpit to a wheelchair, from a bird’s eye view to a worm’s eye view of the world... Life was never the same,” he wrote a few years ago, it was his personal battle against tragedy entirely from the Army’s Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Pune until he passed away on May 20, 2014, that makes MP a inspirational figure.
With a pencil in his mouth, he taught himself to tap letter by letter, every comma and full stop in place, on to a keyboard, placed in front of him. The specially created workstation helped MP write some of the most powerful and original commentaries on military issues in India for various publications. Many of his readers, enthralled by the lyrical prose and precise numbers, never figured out that all of it was written from memory and without references. What connected MP to the thousands of his admirers were his personal narratives of his own struggle after the accident, he mouth-wrote "Airborne to Chairborne", an iconic 1994 essay about his accident and how he fought his way back into life, now part of textbooks in a few State syllabuses. There is hardly a better piece of writing in modern India that captures what determination can achieve. "Greater the difficulty sweeter the victory," MP signed off that piece. Since his article emerged in public, hundreds of children dropped in at his Pune home to talk to MP, thousands more were inspired by him.
From his wheelchair, MP counselled many into new careers, to find fresh meaning in life, to embrace challenges with indomitable human spirit. MP didn’t need any academic examples to illustrate his arguments. In many ways, Born to Fly, MP’s biography by his course-mate Air Commodore Nitin Sathe, released on October 25, holds a mirror to the urban elite of India who are yet again in a jingoistic mood. From TV channels to print media, from political platforms to NGO meets, warmongering is the loudest noise emanating. There are jarring whispers of gratitude for soldiers about some imminent martyrdom in the air. War is being sought with such passion that human progress seems like a focussed march into bloody battlefields; as if soldiers are born to die, mere commodities and symbols to prove the dishonest and ill-informed patriotism of the loud- and foul-mouthed. Anil Kumar died on May 20, 2014, two weeks after he turned 50, he was suffering from blood cancer. His mortal remains were cremated at Bopodi Gas Shavadahini in Pune.
A biography of MP Anil Kumar, titled Born to Fly, was published on 25 October 2016. It was written by Air Commodore Nitin Sathe. Socrates K. Valath, noted Malayalam writer and filmmaker has made a documentary on the life of Anil Kumar, And the Fight Goes On. "MP's will to survive is a lesson for all of us". Rediff. 16 November 2014. Retrieved 16 November 2014. "And the Fight Goes On - IMDb". IMDb. 2019-05-01. Retrieved 2019-05-01
Sheila Keith was a British character actress, active in theatre, films and TV. She was born to Scottish parents in London while they were visiting the city and brought up in Aberdeen, Scotland. Longing to act, she trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art in London, her stage career took her from repertory theatre at the Bristol Old Vic and Pitlochry, to West End appearances including Noël Coward's Present Laughter, Mame with Ginger Rogers, An Italian Straw Hat, Anyone for Denis?, Deathtrap. The Scotsman wrote: "In the Sixties, she was seen in series such as The Saint, Public Eye and Sherlock Holmes, but she gained a national popularity. It was the era when the soap was hugely popular and Noelle Gordon ruled the motel with a rod of iron... She played Lady Rosina in the BBC’s mammoth production of The Pallisers, Aunt Morag in Hinge and Bracket's TV series Dear Ladies, Auntie Ethel in Moody and Pegg, she was seen in the first run of Dr Finlay's Casebook."But Sheila Keith remains best known for her excellent performances in the cult horror films of director Pete Walker, having played leading roles in shockers such as House of Whipcord, House of Mortal Sin, The Comeback and House of the Long Shadows.
She played variously, a lesbian prison warder, a one eyed housekeeper, an elderly cannibal, amongst other parts. In her obituary, The Times described her as an "Actress of film and television who became a'British horror icon'... It was with her portrayal of sinister and deranged women in the horror movies of the director Pete Walker that she acquired her most devoted following". Sheila Keith had a memorable role as the Reverend Mother Stephen opposite Arthur Lowe, in all three series of the LWT sitcom Bless Me, Father, her final role was in the first episode of a horror spoof TV series, Dr. Terrible's House of Horrible, starring Steve Coogan, in 2001. 1969: It All Goes to Show as Councillor Mrs. Parker 1972: Ooh... You Are Awful as Lady Magistrate 1974: House of Whipcord as Walker 1974: Frightmare as Dorothy Yates 1975: House of Mortal Sin as Miss Brabazon 1978: The Comeback as Mrs. B 1982: The Return of the Soldier as Sister 1983: House of the Long Shadows as Victoria Grisbane 1986: Clockwise as Pat's Mother 1989: Venus Peter as Epp 1990: The Rainbow Thief as Bernadette Sheila Keith on IMDb
The Ontario Liberal Party leadership election, 1982, was held on February 22, 1982 to replace Stuart Smith who stepped down as leader after the 1981 provincial election. Smith resigned his seat a month before the convention to accept a federal appointment. David Peterson, who had lost against Smith in 1976, was the early front-runner and he won the election on the second ballot with 55% of the vote. Peterson went on to become Premier in 1985, leading the Liberals to power after 42 years of Conservative rule. Stuart Smith had been leader since 1976, he led the party through two elections. Although he was leader of the opposition in a minority government after the 1977 election, the Liberals failed to make gains in the 1981 election when the Tories regained their majority status. Smith announced his decision to resign on September 5, 1981. Speculation about possible successors included David Peterson and Patrick Reid; the race heated up when five days John Sweeney a Kitchener MPP announced his intention to seek the party leadership.
Fellow MPP Jim Breithaupt announced his candidacy a day later. Sheila Copps was a rookie MPP from Hamilton and ran a left of centre reformist campaign for leader. Sweeney, a former teacher, elected in 1975, served as the party's education critic. Sweeney held strong views on abortion and had sponsored a private member's bill in 1978 to reduce the number of abortions performed in the province, he was a member of the Council of Mind Abuse, a group formed to fight mind-indoctrination techniques by cults. Fellow member Sean Conway said that Sweeney would appeal to the "Catholic conservative constituency within the Liberal party." Sweeney disagreed saying that he was a middle of the road politician. He said, "Because I have some firm moral positions doesn't mean I am to the right." He said that if elected leader he would seek to tighten the restrictions on abortion performed in the province. Breithaupt, a lawyer, elected in 1967, was the party's justice critic, he was portrayed by the media as a rational politician.
He said, "I've not seen that as a fault... it is just the way I am. I think I can do the job when it has to be done." He said that he would focus on a reorganization of the party's riding associations and a campaign to pay off the party's election debt. Richard Thomas was a former Perry Township councillor and environmental activist, a voice-over artist professionally, known for his work in commercials and narrating documentaries; as a Liberal candidate in the 1981 provincial election he came within six votes of defeating Ernie Eves in Parry Sound. He would run several times for the Green Party of Ontario from 1990 to 2001 and was elected head of Armour Township council in 2003. On September 19, the Liberal party announced that they would hold a convention on the weekend of February 19–21, 1982 to choose a new leader. Peterson's convention speech was rehearsed, he stressed Liberal values on social programs. While not inspiring, it was seen as'statesmanlike' and effective; the 29-year-old Copps, who had first been elected to the legislature the previous year, had not been expected to be a serious contender but made an impressive showing.
Peterson came first on the first ballot ahead of Sheila Copps, who came a strong second, while Thomas surprised the convention by coming in third. After the first ballot Sweeney was eliminated and Briethaupt withdrew, both declined to endorsing anybody for the next ballor. Peterson won on the second ballot with 55% over Copps with Thomas placing third. In his acceptance speech Peterson said that he would move party to the'vibrant middle, the radical centre', stressed economic growth as a way to increase support for social services. Observers from the other party's felt he was trying to move the Liberal party more to the right away from priorities that Stuart Smith promoted. By the end of 1982 the party was working on long-term debt. Peterson was popular in the press; the party started to use him as a label rather than Liberal referring to'Davd Peterson's Ontario'. A by-election loss to the NDP was attributed to dislike of federal Liberals. In three short years, Peterson led the party out of the political wilderness to become Premier of Ontario, the first Liberal leader to do so in 42 years.
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"High Price" is a song by American recording artist Ciara from her third studio album, Fantasy Ride. Featuring rapper Ludacris, it was written by Ciara, Terius Nash, Christopher Stewart, was produced by The-Dream and Tricky Stewart; the song was chosen as the lead single from the album and was due for release in June 2008, but after leaking to a mixed reception from fans, its release was subsequently cancelled and it was replaced by "Go Girl". "High Price" is a crunk-influenced R&B song, with booming, low-end, creature-feature synths, which features Ciara singing in operatic soprano. Macpherson of The Guardian magazine commented that the song sees the singer "combining outraged soprano braggadocio with thunderous crunk baselines.". Lyrically, the song is an "ode to acquisitiveness" and a "dramatic, swaggering celebration of flashiness" "High Price" received a mixed reception from music critics, with most criticizing the song's lyrics and noting its productions dated sound, while praising Ciara's vocals.
Jon Sargent of Pop Matters called Ciara's operatic style "ridiculously awesome" New York Times writer, Jon Carmanica called the song Fantasy Ride's best and most conspicuous track, while noting its opera-style vocals as a "spooky and ethereal effect that's both innovative and natural". Many critics compared "High Price" to Ciara's previous single, "Oh", with Allmusic reviewer, Andy Kellman, calling it a "decent revamp", however he thought that the singer's "outlandish operatics" were a new and nice touch. Leah Greenblatt of Entertainment Weekly wasn't pleased with the song, calling it "lyrically obnoxious" Sal Cinquemani of Slant Magazine called the song" "ridiculous crunk-pop" and stated that "if it weren't so over-the-top, it would be a supreme failure", he called the song's vocals and lyrics horrendous, noting the line "I should be an Iraq, shawty,'cause I am the bomb... Booty look softer than a McDonald's hamburger bun" A music video was due to be released in July 2008, in order to coincide with the song's single release, however with the single cancellation, its release was shelved.
A snippet of the video leaked online in July 2010. Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics