People

LORD PETER LILLEY

Founding Member and Patron

After several years working as a development economist in underdeveloped countries, he specialised in the energy industries becoming a Partner of a leading City firm.   Elected to Parliament in 1983, he became a Treasury Minister in 1987, joined Mrs Thatcher’s cabinet as Secretary of State for Tr

Bota Hopkinson - President

Bota Hopkinson is the President and Co-Founder of the Conservative Friends of Eurasia. She is a prominent member of the Conservative Party and a proud British of Kazakhstan origin. Bota was a conservative candidate for the Westminster City Council in a local election 2018.

Lord Popat

Patron

Lord Popat is a Party Whip and a former member of Her Majesty’s Government as the Minister of the Crown with responsibilities for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Transport. Back in 2013 he was the first Gujarati Minister to represent the Conservative Party on the Frontbenches in the House of Lords. 

Mark Garnier MP

Patron

Mark Garnier was elected to Parliament for Wyre Forest in May 2010 and is a member of the Treasury Select Committee and the Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards. He is actively involved in several All Party Parliamentary Groups including being the Chairman of the APPG for Heritage Rail and the APPG for the Economy of the West Midlands. 

Jeremy Lefroy MP

Patron

 A qualified chartered accountant, Jeremy has a background in manufacturing, international trade and agriculture.

Barbara Dingle

Patron

Barbara Dingle has been a Conservative Party Activist since the 80’s when she was Chairman of Worcester Young Conservatives.  Today, she is a member of the Executive of the Cities of London and Westminster Association.

Bob Blackman MP

Patron

Bob Blackman is the Conservative MP for Harrow East and presently serves as Joint Secretary of the 1922 Committee within Parliament and as a Member of the Backbench Business Committee. After first being elected in 2010, he increased his majority at the 2015 General Election, receiving over 50% of the vote.

Matthew Offord MP

Patron

Before being elected as the Member of Parliament for Hendon in the 2010 General Election, Matthew worked for the BBC, advising on a range of political matters.  During this period he was elected as a Councillor for the Hendon Ward in the Borough of Barnet.  He went on to become Deputy Leader of Barnet Council. In Parliament he has raised issues on a diverse range of topics including policy in relation to Israel, Cyprus and the British Overseas Territories; eye health; energy costs; animal welfare; policing; and transport services.

Paul Scully MP

Patron

Paul Scully was elected Member for Sutton and Cheam at the 2015 general election. Having lived in Sutton for 28 years, he was previously the Parliamentary Assistant to Alok Sharma MP between 2010 and 2012. He is a founding partner of Nudge Factory Ltd, is married and has two children- both of whom were born in the local St Helier Hospital and educated in Sutton schools. 

Margaret E McVeigh MA Ed. B Ed. Dip.Th.

Patron

Margaret is a former teacher with significant experience in teaching and management roles in education over three decades.  She also has wide experience in the voluntary sector in senior management roles including Chief Executive of Springboard for Children – a literacy charity. Margaret has been a Licensed Lay Reader in the Church of England since 2003 and is currently licensed as a Lay Reader in the Diocese of Down and Dromore in Northern Ireland.