It was an honour to be invited to speak at the Conservative Women's Scottish Council AGM and Afternoon tea at the Dalmahoy Hotel just outside Edinburgh.
I was asked to speak about my work in Parliament to help raise awareness for 22q11 syndrome, including my work with Max Appeal 22q, DiGeorge, vcfs and constituents who have the condition.
For more information, see http://www.maxappeal.org.uk/
It was a welcome and refreshing break from events at Westminster and I was honoured to be able to speak about ‘the most common genetic condition you’ve never heard of.’ I also took questions on a wide range of subjects and had many wonderful conversations with the ladies there.
The Conservative Scottish Women’s Council and the Conservative Women’s Organisation have been supporting and encouraging female participation at all levels of politics for 100 years, from the very first woman MP to take her seat, Lady Astor to the candidates and activists of today. It was great to learn about their work and history in supporting women in politics.