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I am proud and grateful to have had the endorsement of the great British public since I started my succesful IFA practice in 1972. Yes, far longer than most current MPs and in many cases long before many of the little beauties were born.

During the term of the next Parliament, I will either have to spend in excess of 350 hours of study and then attempt to pass an exam or be dumped on to the scrap heap, as would be the wont of those other unqualified incumbents in Canary Wharf.

Mr Osborne will almost certainly be the Chancellor and I sincerely hope he has sufficient IFAs to help him achieve this target. Rest assured, Mr Osborne, when you are in No 11 you will be hearing a lot more from me and I hope many other of my peers of a similar age and predicament.

Tom Dean, Ashley Law

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