We're delighted to announce that Baroness Alison Suttie, will join Tonbridge and Malling Liberal Democrats as our guest speaker at our annual constituency dinner on 10th March 2016. Tickets are just £25 and everyone is welcome to attend.
Baroness Alison Suttie was appointed a life peer in the House of Lords in September 2013. A party whip, she is a member of the Liberal Democrat foreign affairs team. She is also a trustee on the board of IPPR. Campaigner for public awareness of tuberculosis in the UK and internationally and also a campaigner on homelessness issues.
From 2002 to 2004, Baroness Suttie was the Press Secretary and Policy Advisor to the Irish politician and President of the European Parliament, Pat Cox MEP (ELDR Group), and worked in the Central-Eastern European countries in the run up to the 2004 enlargement of the European Union.
From 2006 to 2010, Baroness Suttie was Head of the Liberal Democrat Leader's Office where she worked in the House of Commons for Menzies Campbell, Vince Cable and Nick Clegg.
As the Liberal Democrat Campaign Manager, she planned and executed the party's 2010 General Election Campaign.
After the 2010 election produced a hung parliament, Baroness Suttie was the Liberal Democrat negotiating team's coordinator in the coalition negotiations with both the Conservative and Labour parties which eventually led to the formation of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Coalition Government.
Baroness Alison Suttie was Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser (Political Relations) to Nick Clegg, in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister from May 2010 to October 2011. Baroness Alison Suttie was initially special adviser to then-Scotland secretary Danny Alexander, but moved to serve Nick Clegg when then Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Laws resigned over his parliamentary expenses claims.
The event will take place on Friday 10th March 2017 at the Hadlow Mannor Hotel, the dinner will start at 7:00 pm for a 7.30 pm start
Please book your ticket by calling and then sending your cheque, with a note of the names of those who will be attending, to Hugh Stirk 01732 884316, Shode House, Trycewell Lane, Ightham, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 9HN.
Come and join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening.