Sir Richard Ottaway is the current MP for Croydon South.
On the 20th September this year I was selected by the members of the Nottingham Conservative Federation to contest the General Election for the seat of Nottingham North.
I am holding a fundraising reception to launch my campaign between 7pm and 9 pm on 26th November at 68 Duke Road, Chiswick, London. My special guest on this occasion will be the current MP for Croydon South, The Rt Hon Sir Richard Ottaway, who was also the last MP to win the seat of Nottingham North for the Party in 1983. A long standing Labour Party seat, he won it unexpectedly with the largest swing in the UK following the Falklands War. I am delighted to have his support in this way.
Tickets cost £20 each to include wine and canapes or £30 for a couple. Tickets on the door will £22 each. Payment and booking details are below.
I do hope you are able to join me on what promises to be a memorable evening.
About Sir Richard Ottaway
Sir Richard Ottaway is a former Officer in the Royal Navy and the Royal Naval Reserve. He read Law at Bristol University. On qualifying as a solicitor in 1977, he specialised in maritime and commercial law with leading city firms.
“A long standing Labour Party seat, Ottaway won Nottingham North in 1983 unexpectedly with the largest swing in the UK following the Falklands War”
He was first elected to Parliament as the Member for Nottingham North from 1983-87. After a period in industry he returned to Parliament in 1992 as the Member for Croydon South, and was re-elected in 1997, 2001 and 2005.
Between 1992 and 1995, he was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Michael Heseltine MP and from October 1995 was a Government Whip.
In opposition until 2005 he served as a Front Bench spokesman for the Conservative Party as Shadow Minister for London and Local Government, Shadow Defence Minister, Shadow Paymaster General and Shadow Secretary of State for the Environment.
In the 2005–2010 parliament he was a member of the Intelligence and Security Committee and Vice Chairman of the 1922 Committee He was also a member of the Conservative Party Board.
After the 2010 election he became the first Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee to be elected by MPs from all sides of the House.
In 2011 he was declared The Week’s, Back Bencher of the year. In 2012, he won a 2012 Global Media Award for his research into population growth.
He is also former chairman of the All Party Parliamentary London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Group and is currently a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Population, Development and Reproductive Health.
He was appointed to the Privy Council in 2013 and knighted in the 2014 New Years Honours.
To Book and Pay
1. Bank Transfers should be made to: Louise Campaign, HSBC Nottingham, Sort Code: 40-35-18 Account Number: 04712544
2. Cheques should be made payable to: ‘Louise’s Campaigning Fund’. Please send to 68 Duke Road, London W4 2DE.
3. To pay by card
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Or write to:
Nottingham North Conservatives
1, King Edward Court
King Edward Street
t: 0115 948 4533