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Home Secretary Theresa May tells of her vicarage upbringing

Madeleine Davies

by Madeleine Davies

Posted: 28 Nov 2014 @ 12:16

THE Home Secretary, Theresa May, described last week how her father, the Revd Hubert Brasier, was happy for her, aged 12, to stuff envelopes at the local Conservative Association, but urged her not to trumpet her politics.

"As far as he was concerned, he was the vicar for the whole parish; so I shouldn't be out on the street parading my politics," she told Kirsty Young, her interviewer on Desert Island Discs on Radio 4 last week.

Mrs May, the longest-serving Home ...

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