Poole MP Annette Brooke to join Privy Council

Annette Brooke MP

Annette Brooke MP

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Mid Dorset and North Poole MP Annette Brooke has been made a member of the Privy Council, the body that advises the Queen on affairs of state.

Mrs Brooke, who is due to stand down as Lib Dem MP at the next general election, said it was “a great honour” to be named as a Privy Counsellor.

She will join, amongst others, senior politicians who are, or have been, members of the House of Commons or the House of Lords.

Around 500 members of the Privy Council have made it to high public office.

Mrs Brooke said: “It is a great honour to have been named as Privy Counsellor and I hope that it is a reflection on my service and hard work as a member of parliament these past thirteen years.

“I want to thank everyone that has supported me over the years and helped make this great privilege a possibility.”

Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council, usually known simply as the Privy Council, has been in existence for hundreds of years, and its roles have changed.

Today it has a range of roles including advising the Queen on the exercise of her Royal Prerogative and issuing orders-in-council and orders of council behind many government regulations.

Mrs Brooke will be sworn into the council at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace, which is yet to be announced.

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4:13pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Jo__Go says...

Jobs for the old girls ready for when she jumps off the MP gravy train.
Jobs for the old girls ready for when she jumps off the MP gravy train. Jo__Go
  • Score: 2

4:28pm Wed 30 Jul 14

pete woodley says...

Jo__Go wrote:
Jobs for the old girls ready for when she jumps off the MP gravy train.
Dead right,makes a mockery of the system.
[quote][p][bold]Jo__Go[/bold] wrote: Jobs for the old girls ready for when she jumps off the MP gravy train.[/p][/quote]Dead right,makes a mockery of the system. pete woodley
  • Score: 2

4:31pm Wed 30 Jul 14

dvdr says...

Ego unlimited! (As usual).
Ego unlimited! (As usual). dvdr
  • Score: 1

5:03pm Wed 30 Jul 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Off one gravy train onto another. The establishment are really going all out to alienate people at the moment.
Off one gravy train onto another. The establishment are really going all out to alienate people at the moment. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 4

6:23pm Wed 30 Jul 14

muscliffman says...

Not much chance of being re-elected as a Lib-dim in 2015. So all change at the next Station, the replacement gravy train will be along in a moment.
Not much chance of being re-elected as a Lib-dim in 2015. So all change at the next Station, the replacement gravy train will be along in a moment. muscliffman
  • Score: 4

7:50pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Hickery says...

Previous comments very unfair. Whatever your politics, if you knew anything about this particular M.P. you'd know what a sensible and fair representative she has been during her time in office. No, I'm not on her payroll. And I don't even live in her constituency but, as a casual follower of politics, she appears to me to be one of the 'good eggs.' Congratulations on the appointment.
Previous comments very unfair. Whatever your politics, if you knew anything about this particular M.P. you'd know what a sensible and fair representative she has been during her time in office. No, I'm not on her payroll. And I don't even live in her constituency but, as a casual follower of politics, she appears to me to be one of the 'good eggs.' Congratulations on the appointment. Hickery
  • Score: 0

9:01pm Wed 30 Jul 14

fireflier says...

When I 'stood down' from my employement/office no-one gave a moments thought to the fact I may have liked to be offered another 'sweet' appointment which would have enabled me to join a different expenses Club and settle down to another nice little earner.

This post will of course have it's financial benefits which will come on top of the handsome pension the MP's made sure they kept ...while everyone else was losing theirs
When I 'stood down' from my employement/office no-one gave a moments thought to the fact I may have liked to be offered another 'sweet' appointment which would have enabled me to join a different expenses Club and settle down to another nice little earner. This post will of course have it's financial benefits which will come on top of the handsome pension the MP's made sure they kept ...while everyone else was losing theirs fireflier
  • Score: 5

9:08pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Hobad1 says...

Hickery wrote:
Previous comments very unfair. Whatever your politics, if you knew anything about this particular M.P. you'd know what a sensible and fair representative she has been during her time in office. No, I'm not on her payroll. And I don't even live in her constituency but, as a casual follower of politics, she appears to me to be one of the 'good eggs.' Congratulations on the appointment.
So, lets assume we know nothing about this particular M.P.. Please enlighten us on all the good things she has done, and how she has changed the lifes, of those she represents, for the better.
[quote][p][bold]Hickery[/bold] wrote: Previous comments very unfair. Whatever your politics, if you knew anything about this particular M.P. you'd know what a sensible and fair representative she has been during her time in office. No, I'm not on her payroll. And I don't even live in her constituency but, as a casual follower of politics, she appears to me to be one of the 'good eggs.' Congratulations on the appointment.[/p][/quote]So, lets assume we know nothing about this particular M.P.. Please enlighten us on all the good things she has done, and how she has changed the lifes, of those she represents, for the better. Hobad1
  • Score: 4

10:57pm Wed 30 Jul 14

Lord Spring says...

Does this mean the Councils will be upgrading their Public Toilets that's what a Privy is isn't it
Does this mean the Councils will be upgrading their Public Toilets that's what a Privy is isn't it Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

11:07pm Wed 30 Jul 14

oldgiraffe says...

Why does the Echo have a place for comments? 90% of comments are so childish on every subject!
Why does the Echo have a place for comments? 90% of comments are so childish on every subject! oldgiraffe
  • Score: 0

11:52pm Wed 30 Jul 14

bobthedestroyer says...

Hickery wrote:
Previous comments very unfair. Whatever your politics, if you knew anything about this particular M.P. you'd know what a sensible and fair representative she has been during her time in office. No, I'm not on her payroll. And I don't even live in her constituency but, as a casual follower of politics, she appears to me to be one of the 'good eggs.' Congratulations on the appointment.
Not unfair she said she was standing down to spend more time with her family and she would be 68 and wanted to retire. So she has lied as she is continuing working in a different role. Hypocritical if you ask me
[quote][p][bold]Hickery[/bold] wrote: Previous comments very unfair. Whatever your politics, if you knew anything about this particular M.P. you'd know what a sensible and fair representative she has been during her time in office. No, I'm not on her payroll. And I don't even live in her constituency but, as a casual follower of politics, she appears to me to be one of the 'good eggs.' Congratulations on the appointment.[/p][/quote]Not unfair she said she was standing down to spend more time with her family and she would be 68 and wanted to retire. So she has lied as she is continuing working in a different role. Hypocritical if you ask me bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 3

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