'A lion of the Liberal cause' - PADDY ASHDOWN
About the Author
MICHAEL MCMANUS was educated at Winchester and Lincoln College, Oxford where he gained a 1st in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, winning the Gibbs prize for the best politics papers in the university. He has worked in Conservative Central Office and from 1995 to 2000 ran the private office of Sir Edward Heath, during which time he helped extensively with the preparation and writing of Sir Edward's prize-winning memoirs published by Hodder Headline. He stood as Conservative candidate in Watford in the 2001 election. He lives in Watford.