The Rt. Hon. Maria Miller MP was elected the President of the CDG in March 2017. Maria was born in Wolverhampton on 26 March 1964. She is married to Iain Miller and they have three children, one daughter and two sons.
Jeremy Balfour was elected as a Member of the Scottish Parliament in May 2016. He is a member of the Scottish Parliament Social Security Committee and is the Scottish Conservative Party Spokesperson for Social Security and disability.
CDG Parliamentary Champion in the House of Commons
Sir Charles Ashley Rupert Walker KBE is a British politician who served as chair of the House of Commons Procedure Committee from 2012 to 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been Member of Parliament for Broxbourne since 2005.
Kevin Shinkwin was created a Life Peer, taking the title Lord Shinkwin, in October 2015. Since becoming a Peer, he has focused on disability equality issues, combating antisemitism and the importance for UK democracy of respecting the people’s vote in the referendum of 2016.
Barry Ginley is the Chairman of the CDG having been on the executive for the past eight years. He has worked on Soccer Sight and Activate access projects for the Royal National Institute of the Blind and as the V&A’s disability specialist for the past fifteen years.
David Tiptaft CBE is a long standing Executive Member of the CDG Executive and is the Treasurer. David has held a variety of senior positions in the voluntary party. He is a Chartered Accountant and is the present principal of Tiptaft, Smith Co based in Mexborough South Yorkshire.
Karim Sacoor is a former Chairman of the CDG and is a member of the Executive Committee. He is a businessman and is married with two children. His son is severely autistic, with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
During the 1980s Sally founded, wrote the Constitution and secured the approval of the Charity Commissioners for AGE CONCERN FERNDOWN & DISTRICT, which is still functioning with two separate day time clubs for the elderly with lunch and entertainment.
About Lee Anderson MP - Lee Anderson MP is the CDG's Parliamentary Champion in the House of Commons. Lee Anderson was born and bred in Ashfield and went to John Davies Primary School in Huthwaite and Ashfield School in Kirkby. His entire traceable family comes from Ashfield.
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