PPE but no NEC

October 3, 1997

Alumni to be proud of 139 and 140 are comrades in the struggle for seats on Labour's National Executive Committee. Loser Peter Mandelson's defeat was the subject of a flood of crocodile tears from people throughout the party, despite his PPE degree from St Catherine's College, Oxford. Successful contestant Ken Livingstone boasts a teaching certificate from Philippa Fawcett College of Education, but to the relief of Chris Woodhead chose afterwards to toil as a technician at the Chester Beatty Cancer Research Institute instead of at the chalkface.

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