Lord Coe loves Hungerford

on 09 May 2017.

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Olympic medal winner and Chairman of FIFA's Ethics Committee, Sebastian Coe was at the opening of Hungerford's Barrs Yard on Friday. Lord Coe, who attended the event to support his God daughter, loves coming to Hungerford where he visits family and friends. 

In conversation with Townsite at the Barrs Yard opening Lord Coe, a former Tory MP before the politics of sport took over, said he remembers well the 1993 local by-election following the sad death of Conservative MP Judith Chaplin who had only been elected the previous year.  Unaccustomed though he is to being on the losing side, on that occasion the quadruple Olympic medal winner witnessed a Lib-Dem local landslide and the seat was lost for the first time in 70 years. It took Lord Coe's close friend MP Richard Benyon to take the seat back in the 2005 general election, winning it with a convincing majority.

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