Mark Pack reports. It can only be his tribal connection to the Labour Party which has prevented him from making the break before. Bob Marshall-Andrews has a great reputation of standing up for civil and human rights to the extent that he had a record of rebelling against the Blair-Brown governments which is surely second only to the current leader - who he clearly despises for rather different reasons.
I cherish his response to criticism from Labour HQ in the run-up to a general election. When threatened that if he did not moderate his rebellions he would not receive a constituency visit from prime minister Blair, he responded with words to the effect: "Can I have that in writing?".
He and wife Gill have also made a contribution to ecological housing (in conjunction with Future Systems) at Druidstone in Pembrokeshire.