Randolph Churchill's political career (like that of his son) was not as successful as that of his father or grandfather Lord Randolph Churchill . In an attempt to assert his own political standing he announced in January 1935 that he was a candidate in the Wavertree by-election in Liverpool; on 6 February 1935, an Independent Conservative on a platform of rearmament and Anti-Indian Home Rule. His involvement was criticised by his father for splitting the official Conservative vote and letting in a winning Labour candidate, although Winston appeared to support Randolph on the hustings.    Michael Foot was an eyewitness at Wavertree where he blamed Baldwin's India policy for hurting the Lancashire cotton trade. When he asked rhetorically "And who is responsible for putting Liverpool where she is today?" a heckler shouted " Blackburn Rovers !". "He collected 10,000 Independent votes in a few days and handed the seat on a platter to the Labour Party" as Foot later put it. 
I was born with two speech impediments. I was a shy kid, with a crooked smile, who couldn’t pronounce any words correctly. Participating in theatre was the last thing anyone expected of me. Yet I wanted to sway crowds with my voice, make them cry, laugh and shout for joy. I was a terrified 10-year-old the first time I stepped on stage, and equally frightened moments before I finally performed at Lincoln Center. I walked slowly to my position full of fear, but when the spotlight hit my face, there was no trepidation, only a calmness and quiet determination. In that moment all the long hours of struggle fell into place. I had already accomplished what I had set out to do before my final performance. Just being there, having worked as hard as I had, made all the worry dissipate. It was just me and the light.