Our Chairman, Dr Clive Rix has received notification that The Right Hon the Lord Howard of Lympne CH QC has agreed to be our President for 2019.

Michael Howard was a Conservative Member for Folkestone and Hythe between 1983 until 2010, when he was elevated to the Lords.

Called to the Bar in 1964 he took the silk in 1982, becoming a Queens Counsel. During his parliamentary career, Michael held a number of ministerial briefs including at the Department of Environment as a Minister for Local Government in 1987, later as Secretary of State for Employment and then Home Secretary between 1993 and 1997. In opposition he went on to lead the Conservative Party between 2003 and 2005.

Outside of politics Lord Howard is a keen supporter of the hospice movement and Chairman of Hospice UK, and has been a lifelong supporter of Liverpool FC.