John Whitehouse

Retired County Councillor for Kenilworth Abbey Division Learn more

Meeting Baroness Ros Scott

by John Whitehouse on 29 March, 2009

Ros Scott with John Whitehouse

I attended a fund-raising dinner in Dunchurch on Friday evening, where the guest speaker was Baroness Ros Scott, who became national President of the Liberal Democrat party in January 2009.

What an inspiring person she is! Having left school at sixteen and married young she got into local politics as a young mother, got elected to first the district council and then the county council in Suffolk, and rose to become group leader during the period of joint control with Labour until 2005. She was made a life peer in 2000.

Ros gave us all great encouragement as we look forward to the County Council and European elections in June, and to the General Election probably next year. Although most people want to see the back of the Labour government, a lot of public opinion about the Conservatives and their policies is distinctly lukewarm – so there is everything for the Liberal Democrats to play for!

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