Speakers

 

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Keynote Speaker

 

 Jeremy Wright QC MP, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

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Jeremy Wright QC was appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 9 July 2018.
He was Attorney General from 15 July 2014 to 9 July 2018. He was elected the Conservative MP for Kenilworth and Southam in 2010.
 
Jeremy studied at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the bar in 1996, specialising in criminal law (both prosecution and defence).
 
He served as a member of the Justice Committee and founded the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia in 2007. He was made an Opposition Whip in 2007 and became a Government Whip in 2010. He was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Justice in 2012.
 
Jeremy is married with a daughter and a son.
 

After dinner speaker

 

Cathy Newman

 Cathy Newman Website
One of Channel 4 News' main studio presenters (and the first female), Cathy Newman joined Channel 4 News as the political correspondent in 2006 and is now considered to be one of the UK’s most hard-hitting and lauded broadcast journalists.
 
Before Channel 4 News, Cathy worked at the Financial Times covering politics and media issues, before becoming chief political correspondent. She joined the FT from the Independent where she was media business correspondent.
 
Since her arrival at Channel 4 News, Cathy has broken countless major stories including the disclosure that five illegal immigrants worked at the Home Office, Gordon Brown insisting on a knighthood for his ally, the Labour donor Sir Ronald Cohen, allegations of sexual impropriety against the Lib Dem peer Lord Rennard, and the arrest of David Cameron's most senior aide.
 
She was also the only broadcast journalist to travel with Angelina Jolie and the foreign secretary William Hague to the Congo as part of campaign against sexual violence.
 
Cathy presents other Channel 4 programmes including the Alternative Election Night with Jeremy Paxman. She regularly presents Channel 4's Dispatches programmes and has appeared several times on Have I Got News For You and Christmas Celebrity Genius.
 
Cathy also writes about politics for the Telegraph. She was a judge on the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction 2015 and the Red Magazine Women of the Year Award 2016. She is a patron of Kids, a charity for disabled children, and an ambassador for Young Minds. 
 
Her book, Bloody Brilliant Women, about female pioneers in 20th century Britain, is published by HarperCollins in Autumn 2018
Cathy also presented the ‘alternative election night programmes’ in 2015 and 2017.
 

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