Stephen Milligan

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Stephen Milligan (May 12 1948 - February 7 1994) was a British politician and journalist.

As a journalist he had worked for the Economist and the BBC, but left the trade in 1990 when he was selected as Conservative Party candidate for Eastleigh. He became its member of Parliament at the 1992 general election.

He was found dead in 1994. His corpse was naked except for a pair of stockings and suspenders, and he had a third on one arm. He had a black plastic bag over his head. A length of flex wound around the bag at his neck; one end led to his hand, then the flex ran down his body to his left leg, where it was tied in a knot. This was an unequivocal case of auto-erotic asphyxiation combined with self-bondage and cross-dressing, and led to a greater public awareness of auto-erotic asphyxiation and self-bondage and their risks.

However, the manner of his death tended to overshadow his achievements in life, and his promising political career.

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