Former Secretary of State for Wales and contender for Party leadership. John is MP for Wokingham and has long been a very prominent member of the Conservative Party. When Major tendered his resignation in 1995, John stood against him, gaining a substantial amount of parliamentary support, and taking a Euroskeptic stance. Since then he has remained prominent, holding a number of Shadow Cabinet positions and he currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party's Policy Review Group on Economic Competitiveness. John is also a fellow of All Souls.
John will be joining OUCA members for lunch, after which he will be speaking primarily on Europe, but will cover other issues.