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Pip recently had the privilege of photographing the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for Red Magazine in the chambers of City Hall.  Sadiq impressed Pip not only as a politician but as a person, as Pip put it, ‘Not only the city’s first ethnic minority mayor and the first Muslim to become mayor of a major Western capital, but also a top bloke to hang out with.’

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Pip recently had the privilege of photographing the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, for Red Magazine in the chambers of City Hall.  Sadiq impressed Pip not only as a politician but as a person, as Pip put it, ‘Not only the city’s first ethnic minority mayor and the first Muslim to become mayor of a major Western capital, but also a top bloke to hang out with.’

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In a moment of good taste The Sun chose this picture of Margaret Thatcher for the cover of their pull out Maggie Memorial 24 page tribute yesterday.  It was taken just before the election in 1987 by Paul Rider.  “It was one of the strangest afternoons of my life,” Paul said ” not least because I was working for Smash Hits, a magazine whose readers had an average age of fourteen.  But some one had decided that it was a good idea for Mrs T to spend an hour and a half of her busy time doing an interview and pictures for us!  I thought it was bizarre but she took it completely seriously.  Only when asked to wear some headphones did she politely demur, saying it would mess up her hair.”

Shoot attempts to maintain political balance at all times, so here is another picture by Paul from around the same period showing left wing heroes Red Ken Livingstone (left) and Arthur Scargill together with Hank Wangford, a country and western singer who was also a gynecologist.  They are at an anti-Thatcher pro GLC rally presumably in Movember 1986.

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