Conservative Friends of International Development invites you to our annual Christmas Party with DFID Minister Rory Stewart MP on Tuesday 13th December in Westminster.
This will be a great opportunity to hear from Rory about his new role at the Department for International Development and his experiences walking across Afghanistan. Rory is the Member of Parliament for Penrith and the Border and has led a fascinating life. He joined the Foreign Office after school, then left to begin a years-long series of walks across the Muslim world. In 2002, his extraordinary walk across post 9-11 Afghanistan resulted in his first book, The Places in Between. After the invasion of Iraq in 2003, he served as a Deputy Governorate Co-ordinator in Southern Iraq for the coalition forces, and later founded a charity in Kabul. To secure his Conservative seat in Parliament, he went on on a walking tour of Penrith, covering the entire county as he talked to voters. In 2008, Esquire call him one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century.
This free event will also be an opportunity to meet with other Conservative MPs, including our new Chair Sir Desmond Swayne MP, Peers and supporters to share your views on how to make a positive, conservative case for British aid and to talk about the role Britain plays in saving lives and helping the world’s poorest countries to stand on their own two feet.
We hope to see you there.
PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER. You must register in advance to attend this event for security reasons.