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The Rt Hon Lord (Paddy) Ashdown KBE is probably best known as the first leader of the merged Liberal and Social Democrat Party, a position he held for 11 years.


However he has a very interesting history having been born in India where he spent his childhood to joining the Marines in 1959 where he a held a position as a member of the Special Boat Service.
After this he spent time learning Mandarin at Hong Kong University following which he became a British Diplomat for 5 years.

  • He became an MP in 1983 before progressing to Leader of the Liberal and Social Democrats Party in 1988.
  • He received a knighthood in 2000 and entered the House of Lords at Westminster.

During the Bosnia and Herzegovina conflict from May 2002 until January 2006 he acted as a High Representative with special responsibility for decisive action in the conflict.
Following his successful and distinguished career in politics he has written several books which include his autobiography – A Fortunate Life.

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