At the start of this summer, Richard Foord was happily working in the academic sector, having retired from the army, enjoying family life in Devon.
A hundred days on, he has won an historic by-election which helped trigger the downfall of Boris Johnson and become the LibDem spokesperson for Defence as the war in Ukraine rages. He has seen the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II and the proclamation of King Charles III. He has witnessed the government acquire a new leader, followed by an immediate economic crash triggered by the “fiscal event”. Arguably few new MPs have ever entered Parliament at such an historic time.
Richard will be talking about his first hundred days, in conversation with East Devon District Council Leader and historian, Paul Arnott.
The event is to be held at Axminster’s Guildhall starting at 10.30am (doors opening 10.15am) on Saturday 22nd October 2022.
The event is non-political and open to the public. No charge, though contributions to cover hall hire welcome.