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John Bercow set to visit our London Programme

Rt Hon John Bercow Mp, speaker of the House of Commons, is set to share his life story and words of wisdom with our London Orbiteers.

We’re delighted to announce that the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, will be addressing our London Gaff later this year. Mr Bercow has served in parliament since 1997 as an MP for Buckingham, and has been the speaker of the House of Commons since 2009.

Mr Bercow has a history of engaging young people in British democracy and has cited that respect from young people is not an “automatic right”. Mr Bercow has engaged with schools since being elected as the speaker of the house in 2009 and aims to raise awareness of how young people can express their views in British politics. 

Orbit’s Life Story events bring the UK’s leading politicians, business leaders, and athletes to share their stories and “words of wisdom” with our cohort of Orbiteers. The speaker will be interviewed for forty-five minutes, followed by fifteen minutes of audience Q&A. Our Orbiteers, Champions, and sponsors will have the chance to meet the speaker in person after the event, and have their photographs taken.

Previous events have featured billionaire entrepreneurs Sir Tom Hunter, Jim McColl OBE, and boxer Charlie Flynn. 

Orbit’s managing director, Kieran Aitken, said “I’m delighted that Mr Bercow will be visiting our Orbiteers later this year. We’re determined to continue bringing the UK’s most inspirational business leaders and politicians to visit Orbit’s programme, and Mr Bercow will be greeted with a warm reception to Orbit’s London centre.”

This Life Story event will take place in our London Gaff later this year, and Orbiteers, champions, sponsors, and business owners from around the UK are welcome to attend.

If you’re not part of Orbit’s programme, you can express your interest in securing tickets or sponsoring the event by entering your details below.

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