Lord Balfe speaks to Cromwell Community College students about his career in politics
PUBLISHED: 14:28 26 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:28 26 January 2015
Cromwell Community College students were given an insight into politics by a member of the House of Lords on Friday.
Conservative life peer Lord Balfe was at the college to speak to eight sixth-form politics students about the work and role of the House of Lords.
This was followed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary process.
Balfe was born in Mildenhall and spent time in a children’s home in Sheffield.
He was elected to Greater London Council in 1973 and, six years later, he became an Member of the European Parliament. Balfe stood down as an MEP in 2004. In 2008, he was appointed by David Cameron as the Conservative’s trade union envoy.
In September 2013, he became a lord, assuming the title Baron Balfe of Dulwich.