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Helene Hayman 'gimmick' candidate in Enoch Powell seat

19 June 2014 Last updated at 13:37 BST

A former MP recalled being the "22-year-old gimmick" candidate in Labour's unsuccessful bid to win the Wolverhampton South West seat in 1974, previously held by Enoch Powell.

Helene Hayman was later elected as the youngest MP in the Commons, a Labour minister, and then first Speaker of the House of Lords. She now sits as a cross-bench peer.

Baroness Hayman was talking to Jo Coburn and Andrew Neil on the Daily Politics about the value of being a local candidate in an election.

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