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Winston Spencer Churchill MP (the grandson)


Winston Spencer Churchill (b. London, October 10th, 1940), generally known as Winston Churchill, is a British Conservative politician. He was Member of Parliament for Manchester Davyhulme from 1970 until 1997, when the seat was abolished, but did not achieve high office. He is the son of Pamela Harriman and her first husband Randolph Churchill, the only son of the wartime leader Sir Winston Churchill.

He married Mary ("Minnie") Caroline d'Erlanger, the daughter of banker Sir Gerard John Regis d'Erlanger, in July 1964. The couple had four children. However the marriage ended in an acrimonious divorce in 1997 due to his extra-marital relationships, notably with Soraya Khashoggi, former wife of the arms-dealer Adnan Khashoggi. Winston then married the Belgian-born jewellery maker Luce Danielson. His mother's will, however, stipulated that he should share his inheritance with his first wife.

In May 1993 he provoked a row by criticising the "relentless flow" of immigrants to Britain from the Indian subcontinent. He was publicly reprimanded by the home secretary, Michael Howard. The prime minister, John Major, supported Howard's comments.

He also was the subject of controversy in 1995 when he and his family sold a large archive of papers relating to his grandfather for £13.5m. This was funded by a grant from the newly established National Lottery.