Man in the White Suit ring a Bell?
One of the BBC’s best-known news reporters, who also became an MP, makes a timely appearance at the Grand Theatre in Lancaster next Wednesday night.
Martin Bell is known worldwide for his career in journalism, and was affectionately known as ‘The Man in the White Suit’ while winning Reporter of the Year twice.
He covered war assignments in Vietnam, The Gulf and Bosnia – where he was wounded by shrapnel – and gave evidence five times at a War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.
In April 1997 he stood as an Independent against Neil Hamilton, the Conservative MP for Tatton, and won with a majority of 11,000 votes – the first elected Independent MP for nearly 50 years.
On leaving the House of Commons in 2001 he was appointed by UNICEF UK as Goodwill Ambassador for Humanitarian Emergencies.
His UNICEF assignments have included Tajikistan, Malawi, Iraq, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Yemen and South Sudan.
His six books include A Very British Revolution, and he has appeared on BBC 1’s Question Time and even had a flower named after him at The Chelsea Flower Show.
Learn more about his life in An Evening With Martin Bell.
Tickets £15, call the box office on 01524 64695 or www.lancastergrand.co.uk.