Conservatives Abroad Patron knighted in New Year’s Honours

We are delighted to announce that Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP has been knighted for political and public service. Sir Geoffrey is a patron of Conservatives Abroad and a well known champion of voting rights for British citizens living overseas.

Since becoming an MP in 1992 Sir Geoffrey has held roles including Shadow Minister for Local and Devolved Government Affairs, Opposition Whip, Assistant Chief Whip, Shadow Minister for Trade and Foreign Affairs, and Shadow Minister for International Development and Trade.

Between 2010 and 2015, Sir Geoffrey was Chairman of the Conservative Party International Office, which saw him oversee all activity of the international wing of the party. He is currently Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Trade and Investment, a Board Member of the Conservative Party, an executive committee member of the 1922 Committee, and Parliamentary Chairman of the Conservative Friends of the Chinese.

Conservatives Abroad chairman Heather Harper MBE said “Sir Geoffrey has been a key driving force behind Votes for Life and a tremendous friend of Conservatives Abroad … his recognition is well deserved and Conservatives Abroad members around the world will be delighted at the news“.