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Date: Wednesday 27 June, 18.00-20.30

Where: French Institute17 Queensbery Pl, Kensington, London SW7 2DT

Cost: £25+VAT per person; £40+VAT Special Price for 2

Theme: French and British politics in a comparative perspective”

Speakers: Alexandre Holroyd, Member of the French Parliament at Assemblée Nationale; and George Freeman MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Norfolk

Moderator: Philippe Chalon, Director of External Affairs, International SOS




To book your place, please contact Wassine Haouari - 0207 092 6643



About our speakers

Alexandre Holroyd, Member of the French Parliament at Assemblée Nationale

Alexandre Holroyd is the member of National Assembly for the 3rd constituency of French residents abroad (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom).

At the National Assembly he sits on the Finance and Budgetary Control Commission, which examines and amends annual budgets of the French Republic, and on the European Affairs commission, where he focuses on Eurozone and European financial issues. Alexandre is also the President of the Franco-British parliamentary friendship group at the National Assembly, the Secretary of the Assemblys Brexit information mission and the coordinator of the Brexit sub-committee in the Finance Commission.

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George Freeman MP, Member of Parliament for Mid Norfolk

Following a 15-year career as a technology entrepreneur, George Freeman was first elected to Parliament in May 2010. He was re-elected in 2015 with an increased majority of 17,000 and again in the 2017 General Election with 62% of the vote.

During his eight years in Parliament, George has served as a member of the Communities and Local Government Select Committee; PPS to the Minister for Energy; Government Advisor on Life Sciences and UK Trade Envoy. In 2014 he was appointed as the first-ever Minister for Life Sciences at the Department of Health and Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, overseeing the £18bn NHS drugs budget, digital health and data, launching the Life Sciences and Agri-Tech Industrial Strategies, genomics, industry engagement and NHS R&D.

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Our Moderator

Philippe Chalon

Director of External Affairs, International SOS 




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