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Howard League AGM and Public Meeting
Date: 14 Nov 2018
Location: The King's Fund, 11 Cavendish Square, London W1G 0AN
Book your place : Free (donations welcome)
The Howard League’s AGM and Public Meeting will be held on Wednesday 14 November 2018 at the King’s Fund, London.
5–6pm AGM (Howard League members)
6–7.30pm Public meeting (guest speaker)
Guest speaker: Bob Neill MP, Chairman, Justice Select Committee
Bob Neill was educated at Abbs Cross Grammar School, Hornchurch. He went on to study Law at the London School of Economics, which led to a successful career as a barrister specialising in criminal law.
After serving as a councillor in Havering, and later as a London Assembly member, he was elected as the Member of Parliament for Bromley & Chislehurst in a by-election in June 2006. Shortly after entering Parliament, Bob Neill served on the Justice Select Committee and was appointed as the Shadow London Minister, joining the Shadow Communities & Local Government team. In 2008 he was made Shadow Local Government Minister and Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party. In May 2010, he was elected for a second term as MP for Bromley & Chislehurst. He served as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Communities and Local Government until September 2012, with responsibilities for the Fire Service, Thames Gateway, the Olympics, local government and planning. In September 2012, he was made Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party. Bob Neill was re-elected for a third term in May 2015, shortly after which he was elected on a cross-party basis as Chairman of Parliament’s Justice Select Committee. Following the General Election on 8 June 2017, he was returned by his colleagues to this important role.
He is a Master of the Bench at the Middle Temple Inn, and continues to chair a number of All Party Parliamentary Groups in Westminster, including the APPG for London and APPG for Gibraltar.
Policing the Community Conference and Community Awards 2018
The AGM will follow the Howard League Policing the Community Conference and Community Awards 2018.