Feeling inspired by Iain Dale's piece on this subject, I was just wondering what your earliest political memory is.
As for me, this is what I posted on his blog:
Shortly before my family moved to Oxfordshire in June 1979, I have this blurred memory of seeing the 5:40 news after Ivor the Engine and seeing piled rubbish in an area. I have an uncomfortable feeling with hindsight that I was seeing a news item about the Winter of Discontent.First definite memory, newswise, would have been Prince Charles's first marriage. I definetly remember the Falklands, and my earliest political memory (aside from finding out at the age of seven that Parliament was where people shouted at each other and behaved in an immature way) was the 1983 general election. I remember telling my paternal gran (who was a member of the Conservative Party), that I wanted Margaret Thatcher to win because Michael Foot looked like a horrible old man.Thankfully however, by the time of the 1987 general election I was a bit more aware and wanted the Tories out (because they caused unemployment)and wanted the SDP/Liberal alliance to win (because they seemed reasonable and hadn't had a chance since the First World War).I got it right by 1992, or should I say left ;)
Incidentally, this post has brought back more memories, such as when the Queen's bedroom got broken into and Indira Gandhi getting shot, as well as the shock of realising just how long ago these events were..
Anyway, am interested to know what your memories are! ;)