David Miliband MP is to visit Wolverhampton to take part
in a Q&A with staff and students as part of a universities
former Foreign Secretary will visit the University of Wolverhampton
on Wednesday, 25 January 2012.
The Q&A, which is being organised with the School of Law,
Social Sciences and Communications (LSSC), will take place at the
Wolverhampton City Campus at 2pm.
Mr Miliband is currently on a tour of British universities,
hosting open Q&As with students and staff.
Professor Judith Burnett, Dean of LSSC, said: “We are delighted
to be welcoming David Miliband to the University. As an experienced
politician and having served in a number of prominent positions
within the last Government, his insights will be interesting and
useful to our students. I’m sure there will be a lively
Professor Burnett will open the event, which will include a
discussion between David Miliband and Reader in Labour History Dr
Keith Gildart, chaired by Associate Dean Dr Andy Cooper. There will
then be an opportunity for questions from the audience.
David Miliband was elected to Parliament in 2001 as MP for South
He spent a year as a backbench MP and in June 2002 was appointed
Schools Minister where he was behind ‘Building Schools for the
Future’ - a programme to rebuild and refurbish every secondary
school in the country, and he helped introduce thousands of new
teaching assistants to the classroom.
In December 2004 he was appointed Cabinet Office Minister.
In May 2005 David became Minister of State for Communities and
Local Government where he created the idea of city regions.
In May 2006 David became Secretary of State for Environment,
Food and Rural Affairs where he spearheaded the Climate Change Bill
– setting the world’s first legally binding framework for cutting
In June 2007 David became Foreign Secretary, the youngest for 30
years. David stood up for human rights in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and
the Middle East and spoke out against the invasion of Lebanon by
After Labour lost the 2010 General Election and Gordon Brown
resigned David stood as a candidate for the leadership of the
In October 2010 David stood down from front-line politics and
pledged to continue to serve his constituents in South Shields as
Picture: David Miliband MP
Date Issued: Thursday, 19 January 2012
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