The late Conservative MP Eric Forth was known for his flamboyant style and, in particular, his brightly coloured ties. In the sixth post in the Picturing Politics series Mark Stuart models one of Eric Forth’s ties and explains their significant role in Eric Forth’s contribution to the Conservative Party.
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Picturing Politics is a series of audio and video clips featuring academics commenting on the political significance of a diverse range of images. The series is intended to offer an invaluable insight into the many ways in which politics has been imagined – quite literally – throughout history, and also the ways in which images have been used to shape and influence our understanding of politics.