Following the Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg's win as the new leader of the beleaguered third party, we spoke to his old Dad, Norman, famed for his appearance in Last of the Summer Wine.
'My Nick was never one for the loud parties' said Norman, 87 you know, who bears an uncanny resemblence to actor Peter Sallis, famed for his work as the voice of Wallace.
'He always stayed at home, did his homework, never said out, like he should have. Fo years, I never even knew I had a son, and here he is, fronting Political parties, and winning like you would never believe. He has never been out for a pint of stout,or gone to see the Whippets, and he never liked the Flat caps either'.
Mr Clegg says he misses his days of going downhill in a metal bath to the sound of canned laughter.
'You really had to be British and Northern to really like the comedy that I did in those days. I, it was Grand, lad, Grand. What do you mean you don't like Cheese? Not even Wensleydale...........'