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I Love Mondays: The autobiography of Sir Alec Reed CBE by Judi Bevan, Alec Reed

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CHAPTER 3Wedding bells

I MET MY WIFE, then Adrianne Eyre, through the Young Conservatives. My brother had married a few months after my father died. Although I was still living with her, my mother would never have dreamed of trying to control my social life, and I was always gregarious and had a number of girlfriends. I had joined the Young Conservatives in my early twenties, becoming chairman of the Feltham & Spelthorne Area. As an aspiring young entrepreneur, the Conservatives appeared to me to be the rational party to support, even though my background was a long way from that of the traditional Tory of the time. Most of my fellow members were, like me, grammar school boys from modest backgrounds but with aspirations. It was also a great way ...

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