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  MiP files: Tony Blair - you've got mail!
Updated 08 July 2003, 15.02

Each week, we unlock some of the secrets of the most powerful place in Britain - Parliament.

Our Man in Parliament will have all the latest info every Tuesday!

You can also ask him questions or get him to ID your MP. Go to the bottom of the page for how.


The top man in politics has finally caught up with electronic mail!


The prime minister is going to get an e-mail address.

I told you a few weeks ago about how Mr Blair didn't have an address for people to get in touch.

Now he's revealed that he's going to get wired this summer.

About time too!


I've found Harry Potter!!

But don't get too excited... it's not the teenage wizard.

In fact it's a guy who works for the government.

This Harry Potter works as an adviser in the African country of Malawi.

Bet his name raises a few smiles now it's one of the most famous in the world!


"Your ability to consume smoky bacon crisps will remain unaltered by this set of regulations."

- Lord Warner comments on some new rules about the naming food!


Do you play at the Kirriemuir skate park?

Politicians have been praising the new park as a great example for other areas.

They reckon other areas should follow the lead of the Scottish town to give kids more things to do.

We'd all agree with that!


Some of the world's top politicians were around last week.


They included Nelson Mandela, the man who was locked up in South African jail for years before becoming his country's president.

He has devoted his life to fighting prejudice - and many politicians look up to him as their inspiration.

Also in town was former US president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary, who is tipped by some to be a future US president.


Each week our MiP will give you the chance to have your MP identified.

Just send us your name and postcode using the boxes at the bottom and he'll do the rest.

This week, Rosa, 9, from Bristol gets her MP identified.

Name:
Valerie Davey
Age:
62
Where are you from?
I've lived in Bristol since 1969.
Party:
Labour
School nickname:
'Four Eyes' because I wore glasses

Greatest achievement:
Winning in Bristol West, which had never done by a woman or the Labour Party before.
Last movie I saw:
Lord of the Rings
Football team:
Wolverhampton Wanderers
Inspiration:
Ellen Wilkinson, one of the first women Labour MPs.
Politician I admire:
Clare Short, for all she has done in helping poor countries.
Job before becoming MP?
A teacher
Were you interested in politics as a child?
No
Why does politics matter?
It allows us to build a fair and caring community
What one thing would you change tomorrow?
I would stop bullying in school and at work.

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Got a question for our Man in Parliament?

Send stuff to him using this form!

Your first name

Your age

Your town

Your postcode

Any comments or questions for our MiP

Send us your details if you'd like us to hunt out your MP! We'll put a new one up each week.
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PicturesPhotos of the top MPs
Find OutHow does Parliament work?

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Web Links
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UK Parliament site for kids
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