I think that my home town Rotherham was the only place that Screaming Lord Sutch didn't loose his deposit, the Tories did that year, coming a place behind the monster raving looneys.
It was in the late 70's early 80's when the mines and steelworks were closing and lots of men were out of work, his manifesto was to bring the Channel Tunnel entrance further north to the outskirts of Rotherham and he had really thought this through - lol.
The out of work miners would dig the tunnel, the redundant steelworks would be re-opened to provide the steel and to employ the out of work steelworkers plus there would be no impact on the environment because all of the 'spoil' from the tunnel would be tipped down the redundant mine shafts. Once the tunnel opened, wealth and propsperity for all.
I also think that he made Rotherham his campaign headquarters for future elections.
No characters these days, more's the pity, only career politicians who are more concerned about keeping their lucrative jobs than doing whats right for the people and the country.