It was great to see Newbury Liberal/Liberal Democrats Chris Hall and Mike James receive lifetime achievement awards today at the Liberal Democrat South Central conference at Arlington Arts Centre near Newbury. My photo below shows them receiving the awards from Lorely Burt MP, who is Parliamentary Private Secretary to Danny Alexander at the Treasury. Also shown is Judith Bunting, Newbury PPC, who made a fine speech of trubute to Mike and Chris.
Mike and Chris are good friends of mine. Let’s just say one of them was a Newbury Borough Councillor before I was born. They have both been very long serving Liberals and are both great guys.