Monday, 25 April 2016, 11am – 1pm, London SW1Y 5AH
UK 2020 is delighted to host Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP, Chairman, to a speech on the future of Europe.
With Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP
- Monday 25 April 2016
- 11.00am – 11.30am, Registration, Tea and Coffee
- Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP
- Speech, “The Future of Europe”, Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP
- 12 noon, Q&A
- 12.30pm, Lunch and Refreshments
S T Lee Reading Room, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Attendance by invitation only.
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Rt Hon Iain Duncan Smith MP
Iain was elected Member of Parliament for Chingford in 1992, and in 1997 as Member of Parliament for Chingford and Woodford Green. Iain was promoted to William Hague’s Shadow Cabinet in 1997, first as Shadow Secretary of State for Social Security then as Shadow Defence Secretary.
In 2001, Iain was elected Leader of the Conservative Party. After stepping down in 2003, he set up the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), an independent think tank committed to tackling poverty and social breakdown. Iain was Chairman of the CSJ until the 2010 General Election, when he was appointed Secretary of State for Work and Pensions.
Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP
Rt Hon Owen Paterson MP has been the Member of Parliament for North Shropshire since 1997. Owen was Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2012 – 2014), Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2010 – 2012), Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (2007 – 2010), Shadow Minister for Transport (2006 – 2007), Shadow Minister for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2003 – 2005), PPS to the Leader of the Opposition (2001 – 2003), and Opposition Whip (2000 – 2001). As a backbencher he sat on the Agriculture, European Scrutiny, and Welsh Affairs Select Committees. He founded UK 2020 in 2014 in order to research and publish optimistic, outward-looking, electorally viable conservative policies as a vital contribution to the Conservative Party. Owen read History at the University of Cambridge, he also attended the National Leathers College, and spent twenty years in the leather industry before entering Parliament.