High profile guest speaker

Edwina Currie,
Edwina Currie,

EDWINA Currie, former high profile MP, author and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, is the guest speaker at the forthcoming Ribble Valley Conservative Association Dinner.

Coun. Ken Hind, senior vice-chairman of the association, commented: “We are delighted that following Strictly Come Dancing Tour, Edwina is coming to the Ribble Valley to speak. We have resisted any egg dishes on the menu or asking her to dance!”

The annual event takes place this year at Clitheroe Golf Club on Friday February 24th .

Coun. Hind added: “We welcome all who wish to come and hear Edwina, a North West-born politician, writer, broadcaster, and outspoken character with strong views.”

Born in Liverpool, she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford University, and gained an MA in economic history from the London School of Economics. She was first elected as a Conservative Party MP in 1983 and was a Junior Health Minister for two years before resigning in 1988 over the controversy over salmonella in eggs. By the time Edwina Currie lost her parliamentary seat in 1997 she had already begun a new career as a novelist and broadcaster.

Ms Currie has also appeared in a string of reality television programmes, such as Wife Swap, Hell’s Kitchen, Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes, All Star Family Fortunes and Come Dine With Me. She is married to retired police officer John Jones and lives in Derbyshire.

Tickets for the association dinner are available from the Ribble Valley Conservative office on 01200 425939.