We are delighted to announce that Dick Newby, Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords will be our Guest Speaker at our AGM on 7th December at the Bunbury Village Pavillion.
Dick worked for the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for its whole life and was its chief executive from 1983-88. He has worked on all subsequent Lib Dem General Election campaigns, as press officer to Paddy Ashdown (1992), Deputy Campaign Chairman (1997) and subsequently as a member of the Campaigns and Communications Committee. He was also Charles Kennedy’s Chief of Staff during his period as Leader.
He was created a life peer with the title Baron Newby, of Rothwell in the County of West Yorkshire in 1997.
He was Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Treasury Parliamentary Party Committee from 2010 until May 2012. He then became a Minister as Deputy Government Chief Whip and Liberal Democrat Chief Whip in the House of Lords.
As Leader of the 101 Lib Dem Lords, he will be at the very heart of the Brexit legislative process and the battle for an ‘Exit from Brexit’
Dick will speak at about 8.15pm after the formal AGM business is completed: we expect the meeting to finish about 9.30pm. Light refreshments will also be served.
As campaigners in the community it’s important to understand the views and priorities of fellow residents – particularly those who share our vision for a fairer, more democratic and outward-looking Britain – so we would like to meet you.