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Rt Hon Baron Barker of Battle

Lord Barker was elected as MP for Bexhill and Battle 2001, serving on the Environmental Audit Select Committee 2001-2005. Following the election of 2010 he was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and was appointed to the Privy Council in 2012. He pioneered UK “green” trade missions abroad and in addition to his role at DECC, served as Minister for Business Engagement with India from 2012-2014.

Craig Smith

Vice Chair (Events)

Originally from Birmingham and now residing in London, Craig has been a Party member for the past few years. In 2015 he became an active member of LGBT+ Conservatives, attending almost every Pride event we had a presence at. 

Lord Black of Brentwood

Raised to the peerage as Baron Black of Brentwood, of Brentwood in the County of Essex in 2010 , Guy Black was a Councillor on Brentwood District Council 1988-92.  He has political interests in Media and creative industries, health, education, energy and animal welfare.  He has a special interest in Italy. 

Sean Anstee

Honorary Treasurer

Sean is the Leader of Trafford Council and a Vice Chairman of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority with portfolio responsibility for Skills, Employment and Worklessness across the city-region.

Nick Boles MP

Nick was elected Member of Parliament for Grantham and Stamford in 2010. He was Minister of State jointly for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Department for Education 2012-2016.

Crispin Blunt MP

Crispin Blunt contested West Bromwich East 1992 general election and has been Member of Parliament for Reigate since 1997.

Colm Howard-Lloyd

Honorary Secretary

Colm is a political speechwriter and strategist and has been involved in LGBT+ Conservatives for a number of years. He was previously LGBT+ Conservatives' Chairman and Vice-Chairman (Policy).