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Mike Smithson

Mike Smithson is the founder of the highly regarded blog, www.politicalbetting.com For 13 years, he was a journalist with BBC News, and was part of the team in the mid-1970s that handled the first Broadcasting of Parliament experiment. This was followed by regular stints at Westminster. In 1977, Mike ousted Denis McShane (who went on to become a Labour Foreign Office Minister), as National Executive member for the UK's Radio and TV journalists at the National Union of Journalists. Mike was a...See more