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Nia Griffith on Labour’s Defence Policy


25 June 2018, 11:00
RUSI Whitehall
RUSI Members Only
A lecture by Nia Griffith MP, Labour Member of Parliament for Llanelli and Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, House of Commons.

In her lecture, Nia will discuss what defence policy would look like under the next Labour Government, in the context of the work being undertaken by the UK Ministry of Defence as part of the Modernising Defence Programme.

Speaker Biography

Nia Griffith MP has been the Labour MP for the Llanelli constituency since 2005. She is currently in Labour's Shadow Cabinet, serving as the Shadow Secretary of State for Defence. Since Labour went into opposition in 2010, she has also served as Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, and previously as a shadow business minister. Between 2005 and 2010, whilst Labour was in Government, Nia served as a ministerial aide firstly to Rt Hon Hilary Benn at the department for the environment, working on the climate change, marine conservation and flood and water bills, and then to Harriet Harman working on the equalities bill. Nia is also an active member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on steel, reflecting the interests of her constituency, where steel is an important industry.

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Refreshments will be served from 1030.

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