The Secretary of State for Defence, the Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP KCB, and the Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Priti Patel, were guests at a Conservative dinner in the Borough on 23rd November.
The dinner, held in Erith, was attended by Conservative Councillors and activists from across the Borough.
The Secretary of State for Defence updated attendees on current political issues, and details on matters relating to his Cabinet post, before joining the Secretary of State for International Development to answer questions from the guests.
Topics covered included the Government’s commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defence and 0.7% of GDP on helping some of the poorest people in the world, the increased investment in the Royal Navy, how the Government would be working with the new Presidents of France and the United States when they took office next year and immigration.
The speakers were welcomed to the event by Anna Firth, the Parliamentary Spokesperson for the Erith and Thamesmead Conservative Association, and thanked by Cllr John Davey, the Chairman of the Association.