Distant Romney Relative Is Surprised

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Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee for the USA presidential election, leaves 10 Downing Street after meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron on July 26, 2012 in London, England. Mr Romney is meeting various leaders, past and present, on his visit to the UK, including Tony Blair, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

"It's a surprise really. Quite a surprise. Big surprise."Jennie Iveson, a 69-year-old resident of the "shipyard town" of Barrow-in-Furness, upon finding out that she is a distant cousin of Mitt Romney's. The Romney family lived in northwest England before coming to the United States, and some family still remains there, Reuters reports.