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  • Friday 5 April, 2019 Back to All Events

    The President’s Dinner

    Format

    A members only event and the highlight of the Club’s Social Calendar!

    Dress: Black Tie

    Reception: from 7pm

    Dinner: 7.30pm

    £62.50 per person, including reception drink, seven-course dinner, wine and port with meal

    ‘By ticket only’

    Members meet at around 7pm and partake of a drink or two in the Members’ Bar, prior to moving into the Dining Room to enjoy dinner. This is followed by the President’s invited Guest Speaker, our Member,Conor McGinn MP, who will give the toast to the Club.

    After dinner, Members may retire to the Members’ Bar and Snooker Room.

    Menu

    • Grilled Sardines, Romesco Sauce
    • Mulligatawny
    • Lemon Sorbet
    • Pan Fried Guinea Fowl Breast, Venison & Black Pudding Fritter, Port & Juniper Jus
    • Sperrin Mountain Cheese, Breads, Chutney
    • Chocolate & Coffee Sponge, Candied Walnuts
    • Freshly ground & brewed Coffee

    Further Information

    Conor McGinn has been the Labour MP for St Helens North since 2015 and is originally from Camloch in south Armagh where he attended St Paul’s High School in Bessbrook. After graduating from London Metropolitan University he worked in mental health, public health and as the Director of a charity working with prisoners and their families. Prior to entering politics he ran a public affairs and communications firm specialising in policing, defence and security.

    Conor was the Political Adviser to the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and then Defence between 2011 and 2015, and he has served on the Labour Party’s National Executive Committee.

    Since being elected he has served as an Opposition Whip and on the Defence Select Committee. He is currently a member of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee, a member of the Executive of the British American Parliamentary Group and a delegate to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. He has been heavily involved in the Love Equality campaign to introduce same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. He is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ireland and the Irish in Britain and a member of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly.

    Conor is a lifelong member of the Gaelic Athletic Association and the President of Éire Óg CLG in London. He is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Groups on Horse Racing; Darts; Coalfield Communities, and Honorary Secretary of the APPG on Music.

    He is married to Kate.They have two young children and live in Newton-le-Willows.