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An Evening With Ann Widdecombe


Please join us for this exclusive chance to hear from one of the most high-profile politicians of recent times Ann Widdecombe, on the night the UK is due to leave the EU.

Ann became a Member of Parliament in 1987 and has held many posts including Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary before retiring at the 2010 General Election. She surprised many when she returned to politics in 2019 as a MEP for the Brexit Party.

At the age of 63 Ann became the oldest contestant ever on BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing and continually defied the odds, surviving 10 weeks into the competition. Her comedy inflected routines showed a self-deprecating sense of humour and won her legions of fans.

As a presenter, Ann has twice sat in the chairman’s seat on Have I Got News for You. She has made documentaries on a wide range of subjects, including prostitution, “hoodies”, benefits culture, the Bible and more.

Ann has a weekly column in the Daily Express, has written five novels, a detective story and her memoirs, Strictly Ann.

Ann will give us her views on being a MEP, the European Council, what Brexit means for UK and Suffolk businesses and her predictions for after tonight.

Outspoken, controversial, and a self-confessed “grumpy old woman”, Ann is never afraid to speak her mind nor short of an opinion. This is a unique opportunity to hear from a Brexit Party MEP on the night the UK is due to leave the EU.

Thursday 31st October 2019

Milsom Kesgrave Hall


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Toby Kramers

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Toby was brought up in Suffolk and, after a brief spell at University and working in London, returned to Ipswich to work in a legal practice in Ipswich in the 1990s where he has worked ever since as a solicitor specialising in Commercial Property.

Outside of work, Toby enjoys politics (he was Chairman of and remains involved in the South Suffolk Conservative Association), singing (he has performed with the Essex University Choir) and country sports. He is involved in a number of local charities.