Ann Widdecombe

Ann Widdecombe | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Ann Widdecombe | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Former MP, Minister, Author, Economist
Engage your audience with hilarious anecdotes and extensive knowledge of politics with Ann Widdecombe, speaker, former Conservative MP, and entertaining corporate circuit speaker.
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Ann Widdecombe | Speaker Biography

A force in the House of Commons for a number of years, Ann Widdecombe was the Conservative Member of Parliament for the constituency of Maidstone and the Weald until her retirement in 2010. Ann rejoined frontline politics in 2019 as MEP for the South West region. Her vibrant personality and willingness to give her opinion make her an entertaining after dinner speaker on the corporate circuit. Former Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe is an accomplished and entertaining speaker on the corporate circuit. Her vibrant personality, extensive knowledge of politics, and ability to engage audiences with hilarious anecdotes make her an ideal choice for corporate events. Ann became a Member of Parliament in 1987 and was Minister of State for Employment and Minister of State for Prisons in John Major's government. Until 2010, she served as a Member of Parliament for the constituency of Maidstone and the Weald and rejoined frontline politics in 2019 as was the MEP for the South West region. After studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics at the University of Oxford, Ann worked in marketing at Unilever (1973 to 1975) and as a Senior Administrator at the University of London (1975 to 1987). She began working in Parliament as a Runnymede District Councillor in 1976 and, a few years later, attempted to win a seat in Burnley and Plymouth Devonport. Ann was eventually elected as a Member of Parliament for the constituency of Maidstone and the Weald in 1987. Throughout her career in politics, Ann was considered to be very outspoken and held strong opinions on abortion and climate change. Her career in Parliament was very successful, with roles including Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary. In 2007, Ann announced her retirement at the next General Election in 2010. In addition to her political career, Ann has had a successful media career; she has appeared in various popular television programmes over the years, giving the public an idea of her personality outside of parliament. Ann appeared in 'Celebrity Fit Club' and returned as a panellist a few years later, offering advice to fellow celebrities. She is well-known for her stint in BBC One's 'Strictly Come Dancing', during which she danced with Anton Du Beke, and was one of the more memorable celebrities on the show. In 2018, the nation were reminded why they'd fallen in love with Ann on Strictly, as her straight-talking and quirky humour saw her finish second in Celebrity Big Brother. She has also been a guest host of 'Have I Got News for You' and is the quizmaster in the Sky Atlantic show 'Cleverdicks'. A talented writer, she has written columns for The Guardian as an agony aunt, as well as several books include 'The Clematis Tree' (2000), 'An Act of Treachery' (2002), 'Father Figure' (2005), An Act of Peace' (2005), and 'The Dancing Detective' (2014). Ann is in high demand for public speaking engagements as well as having a weekly column in the Daily Express.

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