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Lord Michael Heseltine speaks to Politics Society

Wednesday, 08 May 2019

On the afternoon of 7 May, Lord Heseltine came to CLS to share his experiences of his time in government, politics and the House of Lords. Over lunch with the members of the Politics Society, Lord Heseltine discussed the relation that ministers, including himself, have in cabinet. In the presentation after lunch, Lord Heseltine explained that his biggest priority has been the devolution of power from the capital to the other towns and cities across the UK. He spoke about his work in the aftermath of the Liverpool riots and how he continues to work towards his goal of further devolution in the House of Lords. Michael Heseltine has been a presence, some would say a force, in government for the past 30 years, he famously left power over the Westmorland affair (9.1.86) and has been long associated with the downfall of Margret Thatcher. 

A lively question and answer session followed where Lord Heseltine gave answers on a variety of topics including the likely success of the new political party Change UK as well as the European elections. 

 

Lord Heseltine shared his experiences of his time in government, politics and the House of Lords.
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