Peter ‘Top Cat’ Owen aka Bananaman

Peter joined the Monster Raving Loony Party whilst we were still in Devon at The Golden Lion Hotel in Ashburton, around about 1985.  A staunch member who would come along to any by-elections in support of our candidates. He stood in six parliamentary elections in his time, 5 of them in his home constituency of Wokingham, Berkshire. Gaining 531 votes in 1992 – 877 in 1997 – 880 in 2001 – 569 in 2005 – 329 in 2010. The 6th one was in the Henley-on-Thames by-election in 2008 when he polled 242. Additionally in 1994 he stood in the European Election and achieved an amazing 2,859 votes. A Loony Party record to this day, for the most votes in any election.

He became our deputy leader and held the position very well. He had not been too well for some time, so he and his wife Peggy moved up to Yorkshire to be near their two daughters.  Condolences from all Loony Party members go out to them at this sad time.
So long Peter, we had some fun, fond memories from us all.
 Howling ‘Laud’ Hope – Party Leader.