By Dr. Matthew Wilkinson
11th July 2013. We are honoured and delighted to announce that Rt. Hon. Simon Hughes MP Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats for has accepted our invitation to become a Patron of Curriculum for Cohesion.
Simon has had the privilege to have been the Member of Parliament for Bermondsey & Old Southwark for the past 29 years. He is also the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Commons.
In December 2010, he was asked by the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister to act as the Government’s Advocate for Access to Education. Simon was delighted to accept this role and he submitted his final report to the Government in July 2011.
Over the years Simon has had a number of Parliamentary responsibilities. He is currently a member of the Joint Committee on Human Rights, the Ecclesiastical Committee as well as a member of several All-Party Parliamentary Groups including the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Islamophobia.
Simon spoke movingly about how we can affect Parliamentary change at our 2013 Annual Curriculum for Cohesion Dinner: http://vimeo.com/69337114?t=43m19s and about the value of Curriculum for Cohesion at: http://curriculumforcohesion.org/endorsements/#simon-hughes