Paddy Ashdown to Visit Cornwall

Former Liberal Democrat Leader and Member of the House of Lords, Paddy Ashdown, will make a special visit to Cornwall on 11thDecember in support of Stephen Gilbert's re-election campaign.

Paddy became an MP after serving in the Royal Marines and the Secret Intelligence Services. Following his time as Liberal Democrat Party Leader from 1988-1999, he became the International High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is now a member of the House of Lords and is the chair of the Liberal Democrat's 2015 campaign team.

During his visit, Paddy will be the guest of honour at a fundraising dinner to be held at the Atlantic Hotel, Newquay where he will speak about his time in the forces and give his take on current international affairs.

The event is open to all and tickets costing £50 (to include a three course meal and entertainment) can be purchased from or by phoning 01637 850507.

Commenting, Stephen said:

"Paddy was a huge inspiration to me when I decided to go into politics. His knowledge and expertise about Britain's place in the world and the state of international affairs is second-to-none.

"I'm delighted that he is visiting Cornwall to support my re-election campaign and I am certain that the evening will be one not to be forgotten."

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