Former politican speaks to Fenland Women’s Institute members

Micahel Portillo at the Isle of Ely Federation meeting
Micahel Portillo at the Isle of Ely Federation meeting
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Former politican and television presenter Michael Portillo was the special guest at the Isle of Ely Women’s Institute Federation meeting.

Mr Portillo spoke about his life in politics, covering his downfall, his time working with Margaret Thatcher and the isolation of leadership.

He also discussed his family history and experiences in television..

Cups and certificates including awards for increased membership to Chatteris Morning and Elm WIs were presented during the meeting.

The Chairman Val Ware then welcomed Sally Kingham, Cambridgeshire Federation Chairman to the stage to receive the WI Centenary Baton from the Isle of Ely to continue its journey around England and Wales finishing at the NFWI AGM in Albert Hall in June 2015