We are very proud to have four superb Patrons. Our fourth and newest Patron is Dave Monk from BBC Essex local radio, we are awaiting picture and information. We thank them for agreeing to help us in this way and for graciously allowing us to use their names as our Patrons.
|Lord Petre||Andrew Rosindell MP||Claire King, Actress|
Lord John Petre of Ingatestone, Essex is the 18th Lord of the Manor and was appointed Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Essex in October 2002, having been a Deputy Lieutenant since 1991. As HM Lord Lieutenant for Essex, Lord Petre is the Queen's representative throughout the county.
The Petre family has played a great part in England’s History, more information can be found on the Ingatestone Hall website.
Andrew Rosindell MP is the Conservative Member of Parliament for the constituency of Romford in Essex. He was first elected to Parliament in 2001, having gained the seat from Labour. Renowned for being an expert campaigner, when elected in 2001, Andrew secured the largest swing to the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom.
Andrew was formerly a Shadow Home Affairs Minister with special responsibility for Animal Welfare, having previously served as one of Her Majesty’s Opposition Whips and Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party. He continues to take a strong interest in animal welfare issues and is joint Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Greyhound Group.
Politically, Andrew is known for being a great supporter of the Baroness Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 – 1990. Lady Thatcher personally campaigned for Andrew in both the 2001 and 2005 General Elections. Andrew has a particular interest in issues relating to the Monarchy, the Flag and the Commonwealth, and also spends much time working in support of the British Overseas Territoriesand Crown Dependencies.
In June 2010 Andrew was elected to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons. Through the Committee he will be taking an even closer interest in British foreign policy and foreign affairs. He was appointed as a Governor of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in July 2010.
More information on Andrew Rosindell can be found on his website.
Claire King has a host of TV credits but is most well-known for her roles as Kim Tate in Emmerdale, and wing governor Karen Betts in Bad Girls.
Claire King is well know as a keen and very knowledgeable Horse owner and her hobbies include riding her horses, walking her black labradors, and going horse-racing