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Lord Sutch honoured with blue plaque

A blue plaque was unveiled today to commemorate the founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party, David 'Screaming Lord' Sutch.

The unveiling at the Ace Café in Wembley was arranged to coincide with what would have been his 72nd birthday.

Lord Sutch fought more than 40 elections in his trademark top hat and leopard print suit and although he was always treated as something of a joke, some of his policies were actually ahead of their time.

His biographer Graham Sharpe: