The Ukrainian baritone Dmytro Hnatyuk, who has died aged 91, was a member of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, 1972-1984, and of the Ukrainian Parliament, 1998-2002.
He was also director of the State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet from 1988.
So why don’t we have more opera singers in Parliament?
Or any at all? There’s quite a few who’d get my vote.