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About PoliticalBetting.com

March 24th, 2004

PoliticalBetting.Com was established by Mike Smithson to provide a discussion platform and an information service for political gamblers and others keenly interested in the electoral processes and forecasting outcomes.

For 13 years Mike was a journalist with BBC News and was part of the team in the mid-1970s that handled the first Broadcasting of Parliament experiment. This was followed by regular stints at Westminster. In 1977 he ousted Denis McShane, the current Foreign Office Minister, as the National Executive member for the UK’s Radio and TV journalists at the NUJ.

He was a founder member of the Liberal Democrats and stood for Parliament at the 1992 General Election. He was elected twice as a County Councillor in Bedfordshire and has also been a Borough Councillor in Bedford.

Unless stated all articles are written by Mike Smithson who will endeavour to ensure that all material is accurate when posted. However Politicalbetting.com can accept no respnsiblity for the information on the site and users should make their own checks before making a bet or taking any other action. The site can accept no responsiblity either for the content of linked sites.

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