Guest lecture: The Rt Hon John Bercow MP

The Speaker of the House of Commons is to visit the University of Wolverhampton to tour its research facilities and present a guest lecture.

The Rt Hon John Bercow MP will visit City Campus on Thursday 26 October 2017.

His visit will begin with a tour of the University’s brain tumour research facilities within the £25m Rosalind Franklin Building.

He will then present a lecture titled ‘The Making of a Modern Parliament’ to students and staff in the historic Chancellor’s Hall, which recently hosted BBC One’s Question Time.

You can book your free tickets to the lecture here - please note, you will need to input the password WLVJohnBercowMP to book a ticket. Please bring student identification to the event. 

Biography:

The Rt Hon John Bercow MP was elected as Member of Parliament for Buckingham in May 1997 and became the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons in June 2009.

He became a Conservative councillor in the London Borough of Lambeth in 1986 (until 1990) and serving from 1987 to 1989 as deputy leader of the 21 strong Conservative Opposition Group.

His roles from 1999 – 2004 included Front Bench Spokesman for Education and Employment; Front Bench Spokesman for Home Affairs; Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions and Shadow Secretary of State for International Development.

He has been a member of the International Development Select Committee since November 2004. In July 2005, John established the All Party Group on Brain Tumours to raise awareness of issues surrounding brain tumour care.

John was elected as the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons on 22nd June 2009.

 

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