Meet Chris Emmett who has been a member of the Rutland and Melton association for 20 years and is currently Chair of Patrons.
Chris worked on major rail projects for most of her career. Locally she was a Non-Executive Director of both Leicester and Peterborough hospitals. Chris has been asked to give advice to the Party on matters such as economic competitiveness and transport. She was an advisor to William Hague on ‘Transport in the North’. Recently she has been training women parliamentary candidates.
Since her schooldays Chris has set aside time each week for voluntary work. “Volunteering got me involved in great projects across the world, from Rutland to Rwanda and I have been privileged to meet marvellous people.” Locally Chris was chair of Age UK Rutland and more recently established a free school in Northampton, rated ‘outstanding’. She is currently an ambassador for a cancer charity.
On politicians Chris is delighted that the Rutland and Melton association selected Alicia as our MP. “During the pandemic Alicia has been working hard at keeping us all safe and informed. At the same time, she is using her in depth knowledge of security to advise on other issues of strategic importance”. Chris believes we should encourage more talented women like Alicia into public life. “Our local politicians have a difficult job. When I was a councillor I was impressed by the dedication of councillors from all political parties, who genuinely worked to benefit their local community.”
Guilty Pleasure Every few years Chris loves meeting up with old university friends. No matter what has gone on in between (and that is a lot!) we revert to when we were 18!