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Susannah Simon interviews Rt Hon Hilary Benn, MP

Thursday 15 June 2023, 19:30

St Michael and All Angels Church

Tickets £12

Bedford Park resident the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, is a distinguished elder statesman of the Labour Party. He is the MP for Leeds Central and a former local councillor in Ealing.

He served in the Cabinet from 2003 to 2010, under both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, as International Development Secretary and later Environment Secretary. He also served as Shadow Foreign Secretary from 2015 to 2016 and as Chairman of the Brexit Select Committee from 2016 to 2021.

Born in Hammersmith, he is the son of veteran Labour MP Tony Benn and educationalist Caroline Benn. He was elected as a councillor on Ealing Borough Council in 1979 and was Deputy Leader of the Council from 1986 to 1990.

Susannah Simons presented BBC Radio 4’s PM programme for 10 years before moving to Channel 4’s Business Daily and then Classic FM. She returned to the BBC as Head of Policy and Outreach for BBC Radio and Music, later working on the BBC’s coverage of the London 2012 Olympics as Project Director for the Cultural Olympiad and has championed arts education in many ways since then.

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