We are delighted to welcome the Rt. Hon. Priti Patel MP to speak at our lunch, 1230 for 1pm, at the Masonic Hall Gosport, 13th July 2018.
Tickets are £15 for members, £20 for non-members and include a three course meal and free glass of wine or soft drink.
For tickets call 02392 588400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read her biography below:
Priti has been the Member of Parliament for Witham since 2010 and her share of the vote has increased at each general election.
She is a campaigning MP who has successfully secured new laws to help victims of crime, tax cuts including air passenger duty, and new trade and investment opportunities with Commonwealth countries. Prior to entering politics Priti had a successful international career in the private sector and while growing up helped her family run a series of small businesses in the South East and East of England. Her experience in business has informed her political and economic outlook and as a result Priti has always championed the voices of those who create jobs, growth and prosperity.
Priti served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development between July 2016 and November 2017. In that role she transformed the delivery of overseas assistance programmes to focus on economic development, trade and jobs so that countries can stand
on their own two feet and trade more with the UK. Priti also pioneered new levels of accountability and openness in the use of the aid budget, with reforms and spending controls through the use of payments by results, and reforms to the United Nations, aid agencies and NGOs to ensure that UK aid delivers value for money for UK taxpayers. In February this year, Priti was elected to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee.
Previously she also held roles in Government as Minister of State for Employment, Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury and the first UK-India Diaspora Champion. Priti has been actively involved in politics and the Conservative Party since the 1990s. She is a grassroots campaigner and has campaigned in many elections over a 28 year period as a member of the Party. She has also supported the Party in a number of roles including as an Association Chairman, an elected member of the Conservative Party Board and a member of the 1922 Committee. During the EU Referendum, Priti played in leading role in the Leave campaign and since the Referendum has worked with colleagues to bring the country together to secure a prosperous and successful future outside of the EU.
Priti believes strongly that the role of Government is to empower people, families and businesses to flourish and be in control of their own destiny. She is a long standing proponent of economic freedoms, low taxes and the free market. Priti has consistently promoted the Conservative values of opportunity, aspiration and freedom.