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Visit from Lord Borwick

On Friday 26th September, a number of Sixth Form students had the privilege to attend a presentation by Lord Borwick, a member of the House of Lords. Beforehand Hannah Corness, Natasha Owen and I had the opportunity to speak to him in the presence of Dr Bizley and Mr O’Regan. 

 Lord Borwick stated ‘The House of Lords are able to represent the public possibly better than the House of Commons, as members of the Commons devote their lives to politics rather than public interest.’ The House of Lords represents a variety of ethnicities and backgrounds, including a man who is an escapee from Africa. I was surprised to learn that anyone can apply to be a member of the House of Lords.

 Lord Borwick worked as  bricklayer for a short period of time, he then became a businessman for a taxi company in London. His aim was to make transport a better and safer facility for the public. Lord Borwick later became the chief executive of that same firm, at the young age of thirty-one. After working in the taxi business for fifteen years, he sold the firm and built his own empire in a different area.

 Lord Borwick is one of the 92 members that were elected to be part of the House of Lords. He is currently working on the Kingsmere housing development in Bicester and spends most of his time working in his own business and being the trustee of five charities.

 Thamyris De Souza – 12TDGN

Posted: 2015-10-02 11:17:48
Last Edited: 2015-10-02 11:25:51