The Uxbridge connection

The last time I met the sitting MP for Uxbridge was in 1988 while a politics student at nearby Brunel University. Michael Shersby, the then Parliamentary representative for our local constituency, generously hosted Brunel’s annual Government Society dinner at the House of Commons, and arranged an array of guest speakers.

One year, we were fortunate to have the Speaker, the then Bernard (later Lord) Weatherill, who came to talk about democracy and the importance of being actively involved.

On another occasion, sharing the evening with the local Conservative Association, we were slightly less impressed by Minister of Education Angela Rumbold. Possibly labouring under the misapprehension that we were the University’s Conservative Students Group, she decided to lecture us about how the Tories were ‘good for education’. Continue reading

DW results now published

The organisers have published the full results for the 2019 Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race.

Prizegiving is on Saturday 1 June at Newbury Rugby Club at 2pm. The event is preceded by a buffet lunch at 1pm. Entry is free, all competitors, their supporters and support crews are welcome.

Click here for the full results booklet.