Not that it\’s important but it is fun:
One entry in her Conservative Party biography is particularly intriguing. It is for 1984, the year, so the biography states, she was married to Paul Dorries (they’d met in Liverpool when she was 17).
But our research has been unable to unearth any trace of a marriage certificate in this country. Some of Mrs Dorries’s relatives, we have been told, were surprised never to have been shown wedding photographs of the happy couple.
In order to agree to an amicable divorce, you have to be married. But just as we could not find any trace of a marriage certificate using the obvious search terms, we could find no record of their divorce, either, in the Central Index of Decree Absolutes at the Principal Registry of the Family Division in London.
‘The system holds all the details of divorces from across England and Wales,’ explained Paul Jarvis, family administration branch manager. ‘If they were divorced, or had just started the action, it would have come on the system.’
It is rather tee hee, isn\’t it?