Rosie Duffield will talk “New Year, New Canterbury” later this month

Rosie Duffield was elected Canterbury and Whitstable MP in June

Labour MP Rosie Duffield is to give a talk to the Canterbury Society later this month.

Called “New Year, New Canterbury”, the 46-year-old will discuss issues facing the city.

After a brief talk, Ms Duffield will take questions and answers from the audience.

Ms Duffield became Canterbury and Whitstable’s first ever woman and first Labour in the June 8 general election last year.

She defeated sitting Conservative MP Sir Julian Brazier, who had represented the constituency for three decades.

Society chairman Jan Pahl

Today, Ms Duffield is a member of the Women and Equalities Select Committee in Parliament and campaigns for equal representation between men and women.

The Canterbury Society, which is hosting her talk, is a civic society devoted to “maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in our city”.

Chairman Jan Pahl said: “The Canterbury Society is strictly non-party political but is very much involved with all debates related to the quality of life in the city.

“In 2013 the society worked with other residents’ groups to produce a ‘Residents’ Vision for the Future of our City’.

“In 2014 the Society invited Sir Julian Brazier, the former MP, to give a talk entitled, ‘My Vision for the Future of Canterbury’.

“The Canterbury Society is about to begin a series of meetings with local residents’ groups to prepare a New Vision for our city.  

“This event will be opportunity to discuss with our MP the hopes, fears and concerns of Canterbury people.”

Ms Duffield’s talk and question session takes place at the United Reformed Church, Watling Street, at 7.30pm on Friday, April 20. Everyone is welcome and there will be refreshment available during the course of the evening.


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