Following the 1997 General Election Ben Ransley, a young researcher for successful MP Liz Jackson, was murdered and the case is reopened on the discovery of £40,000 in an off-shore account in his name. Ben's best friend, arrogant lobbyist Eddie Trenton, gives Sandra a photo of Ben with his girlfriend, who turns out to be Hana, the Bosnian wife of tycoon Peter Russell, and she also disappeared in 1997. French policeman and former war crimes prosecutor Max Clement comes to London and tracks down Hana, whose whole family was killed in the Bosnian war. Hana believes Ben, with whom she was set to elope, was killed by the man who got her to England and introduced her to Peter but Dan discovers that Ben was in a position to leak information about a government arms deal, which would have been injurious to certain people. This solves the case.
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The title song "things can only get better" by Howard Jones has been a popular Labour party campaign song since the 90s. See more
Superintendent Pullman suggests that the team examine the council's CCTV records from sixteen years ago to check a suspect's alibi. However, Home Office guidelines are that CCTV footage is retained for only 31 days (unless known to be needed in a police inquiry), and councils don't keep any footage for more than two years. No CCTV recordings would be kept for 16 years, and Pullman would certainly have known this. See more
Vince, Tom, Conservative Party, sixteen thousand and thirty-two. Jackson, Liz, Labour Party, twenty thousand six hun-
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I declare that Liz Jackson is duly elected Member of Parliament for this constituency.
Things Can Only Get Better
Written by Howard Jones
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