UK Citizens in France: the inside track on your future in Europe & the UK

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Hotel Ibis Futuroscope

2 Avenue Thomas Edison

86360 Poitiers

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As time moves brutally forward and Brexit negotiations still extremely unclear, UK citizens in France are still none the wiser as to what their rights will be and the UK’s future place in Europe. The Lib Dems in France have been fighting to get the voice of Brits in France heard in the UK and to stop us getting ignored. We have invited Max Wilkinson and Baroness Sue Miller to talk to us about our future in the UK and Europe. Topics will include current stance on Brexit negotiations, our rights in Europe and votes for life.

There will be a talk, questions and answers and networking.

Max Wilkinson

Max is a Liberal Democrat Cheltenham Borough Council known for his campaigning on housing, sustainable transport and the environment. His background is in journalism and communications.

He now works in communications specialising in community relations and is a regular spokesperson for Cheltenham Liberal Democrats in the press, radio and on television – including BBC Sunday Politics.

In 2014 he became the first Liberal Democrat to win a local election in the safe Tory area of Park Ward for almost 25 years. He is 33 years old and lives in the town centre.

Baroness Sue Miller

Sue Miller went to the Quaker school, Sidcot in Somerset and Oxford Polytechnic where she studied book publishing. Her subsequent career in books included working for Penguin, David and Charles and Wiendenfeld & Nicolson and ten years as the joint proprietor of two bookshops.

Elected as a councillor, she served at parish, district and county levels (1987-2005). South Somerset District Council won the first ever Council of the Year under her leadership for its radical decentralisation. At Somerset County Council she concentrated on rural strategy.

She was nominated a Life Peer in 1998 becoming Party Spokesperson in the Lords on Agriculture and Rural Affairs from 1999 to 2007 and was Liberal Democrat Home Affairs spokesman 2007-2009

Amongst her other parliamentary roles she Chairs the Agroecology APPG, the Food and Health Forum and APPG on Street Children. She works very actively with the international body Parliamentarians for Nuclear non Proliferation and Disarmament of which she is a Co President. She takes a particular interest in Central and South American countries. She is a trustee of Cmap, a charity which works with street children in Ecuador, Brazil and the UK.

She believes the House of Lords plays an essential role in British democracy its size, unelected nature and still poor ethnic and gender balance makes it much less effective than it should be.

She lives with her husband Humphrey Temperley, a farmer and wine producer,and who was for many years a Lib Dem councillor and PPC.

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