Join us for lunch with our wonderful guest speaker, The Earl Attlee. Where we will enjoy a two course lunch with wine, followed by tea or coffee and chocolates.
Lord Attlee was educated at Stowe School, trained with Smiths Industries and worked mainly in materials management.
Following his father's death, he entered the House of Lords in 1992, initially as a crossbencher. He undertook a tour with the non-governmental organization British Direct Aid in Bosnia during the winter of 1993-94, then ran British Direct Aid's operation in Rwanda for most of 1995.
In the Territorial Army, he served for 18 years in the ranks and was then commissioned in 1991. After a further 25 years, he retired at the rank of Major and has served on operations in Bosnia during 1997-98, in Iraq in the Spring of 2003.
In the context of Road Safety and the recent changes to the Highway Code, it should be noted that he is thought to be the only qualified HGV driving instructor in Parliament.
Shortly before the general election of 1997 he joined the Conservative Party. He is one of the ninety two elected hereditary peers that remain in the House of Lords after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999. In 2008 he attended the Royal College of Defence Studies as part of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme.
He has served in a number of Front Bench roles since 1997 both in Opposition and in Government. He stepped down from the Government in April 2014.
He is married to Teresa. As a pastime, he operates and restores classic commercial and military vehicles.
Tickets are £50 per head, please follow the link below to book your place or alternatively, print off and return the reply slip below with a cheque or bacs payment.