Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Edwina Currie to "Egg On" local Conservatives

Michael Howard speaks at the Piazza © Jim Watt, 2004Michael Howard has launched the Conservative pitch for power with a promise to "battle for Britain" and make the country a better place in which to live.

With three weeks to go to the election, the Party Leader unveiled a manifesto programme.

Edwina Currie to visit Gibraltar in May by invitation of the Gibraltar Conservatives
Locally, the Gibraltar Conservatives have announced the start of their programme of bringing interesting Conservative speakers to Gibraltar with the controversial politician, author, and broadcaster, Edwina Currie.

Edwina Currie started her political career as a Birmingham City Councillor and served as MP for South Derbyshire from 1983 to 1997. She was a government Minister at the Department of Health and Social Security (later the Department of Health) under Margaret Thatcher.

She resigned after warning about food safety in eggs. Since then she has campaigned for legislation to give equal rights to gay men, support for military personnel who returned from the first Gulf War in Iraq in 1991 suffering from Gulf War Syndrome, and set up a multi-agency team with the Royal British Legion which successfully pressed Ministers to accept responsibility and compensate the victims and their families.

She lost her seat in the 1997 General Election, after 22 years of public service.

She will be speaking, and answering questions, at a dinner in the evening of the 20th May.

Party members and others interested should contact the local conservative association on 74518, to reserve a place, or consult the association website for more information.

Related Links:

Gibraltar News Online UK General Election 2005 Poll

Conservative Party UK


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