We are excited to announce that we will be joined by Victoria Prentis MP on Thursday 22nd April at 7pm. Victoria will be discussing her current Government role in which she has responsibility for food, farming and fisheries, this will be followed by a question and answer session.
Tickets for this event are £10 per household or £8 per household for Young Conservatives and can be purchased by clicking 'Buy Now' below. Please send your questions to email@example.com and we will try and get through as many of them as possible during our time with Mrs Prentis.
We hope that you will be able to join us for what will be a very interesting evening.
Here is a little background information on our speaker:
Victoria Prentis has been the Member of Parliament for North Oxfordshire since May 2015. She was a member of the Justice Select Committee from 2015 until 2020 and acted as Parliamentary Private Secretary to Transport Ministers before she became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the then Leader of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP from 2017 until 2019. She then became Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Attorney General, the Rt Hon Geoffrey Cox QC MP in 2019. In February 2020 she was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with responsibility for food, farming and fisheries.
Victoria studied at the University of London and Downing College, Cambridge and completed her training as a barrister in 1995. For seventeen years she was a lawyer for the Treasury Solicitors’ Department and ultimately headed the Government’s Justice and Security team. This involved providing advice on military, prisons and national security matters and representing the Government in court. Victoria founded and chaired the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust’s Benefactors’ Board and has volunteered for many other charities.
Having grown up on a farm in Aynho, near Banbury, Victoria has a lifelong interest in farming. At home she enjoys looking after her Zwartbles sheep and bee-keeping. She also hosts Apple Day every year in her village.