...for Gillian Duffy, the 67-year-old Rochdale pensioner, a life-long Labour supporter, who went out to buy a loaf of bread but inadvertently found herself at the centre of the biggest mediafest of the 2010 General Election after she put a few questions to Gordon Brown who was passing by. His subsequent gaffe of calling her “a bigot” over an open microphone led to him knocking on her door to apologise and to a siege of her home by a media pack trying to get her “exclusive” story. Throughout an experience alien to her in every way she kept her dignity and independence.