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TV Presenter, The Right Honourable Michael Portillo, To Be Guest Speaker At The Welding World Awards Gala Dinner
Mar 21, 2016

Welding World are very pleased to announce that Michael Portillo has agreed to be the guest speaker at the inaugural Welding World Awards Gala Dinner on Wednesday, 13 April 2016 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

Michael Portillo attended Harrow County grammar school and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read history.

He worked for the Conservative Party and for government ministers between 1976 and 1983. He entered the House of Commons in 1984, was shadow Chancellor and contested the leadership of the party in 2001, unsuccessfully.

Since leaving politics, he has devoted himself to writing and broadcasting. He is a regular on both BBC1's sardonic political "This Week" programme and Radio 4’s "The Moral Maze". He has made radio and television documentaries on a wide range of subjects, including five series of “Great British (and recently Continental) Railway Journeys” for BBC2. In 2008 he chaired the judges of the Man Booker prize and chaired the Art Fund prize for museums and galleries in 2011.