via the BBC News:
A clam dredged up off the coast of Iceland is thought to have been the longest-lived animal discovered. Scientists said the mollusk, an ocean quahog clam, was aged between 405 and 410 years and could offer insights into the secrets of longevity...The clam, nicknamed Ming after the Chinese dynasty in power when it was born, was in its infancy when Queen Elizabeth I was on the throne and Shakespeare was writing plays such as Othello and Hamlet.Bangor's press release here, BBC report here
Perhaps it will be asked to lead the Liberal Democrats. It can scarcely be worse than Lembit Opik.
Or is that a bit Cheeky?