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MPs after office: Ann Widdecombe and Matthew Parris

27 February 2012 Last updated at 14:21 GMT

What happens to MPs after their time in the spotlight - and how should they make a comeback to the spotlight if they really want one?

David Thompson spoke to former Tory MPs Ann Widdecombe and Matthew Parris.

It was followed by a Daily Politics debate with Neil Hamilton and Martin Salter

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