Once again, David Selves will be putting people that matter to the flame and his guest on Tuesday June 28th at Grange Tower Bridge Hotel will be the former minister and Barking MP, Dame Margaret Hodge.
Dame Margaret has been Barking’s MP since 1994. She was Minister for Children in 2003 before becoming Shadow Minister of State for Culture and Tourism in 2005. On 9 June 2010 she was elected chair of the influential Public Accounts Committee, in succession to Sir Edward Leigh MP.
Born Margaret Eve Oppenheimer, she was known as Margaret Eve Watson from 1968 to 1978. She was styled Lady Hodge after her second husband, Sir Henry Hodge, was knighted in 2004. After her appointment as DBE in 2015 she became Dame Margaret Hodge.
“I’m an immigrant,” she says, “My father was German-Jewish and had a very heavy German accent, and I remember going home with a black boyfriend and being lambasted by my parents. I’ve grown up with the notion that immigrants very quickly become settled and turn their anger and hostility on the following wave. I get that in Barking.”
After the mixed grill meal (if you are vegetarian please say so when booking) David will ‘grill’ Dame Margaret and then the audience has the chance to ask questions. Please submit questions in advance; the questioners who are selected will be invited to put their question from the floor as a part of the grilling process.
The Grills this year will all be hosted in partnership with The Grange Hotel Group. Click on this link for directions and more details about Grange Tower Bridge Hotel.
Moore Stephens are sponsoring a welcoming drink for all attendees.
Start time: 12.15pm for 12.45pm.
Tickets are £25.00 each (London Press Club members enjoy 10% discount) and should be ordered on the form below and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please make payment direct to HSBC 40.44.04 London Grill Club 72123355 (NB new account number) or send a cheque to the Secret Boardroom.