Michael Portillo dashes from Baroness Thatcher’s funeral to Bucks WI meeting in Aylesbury

Guest speaker Michael Portillo with WI members Lorna Hopper and Lynn Foster
Guest speaker Michael Portillo with WI members Lorna Hopper and Lynn Foster
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Former Tory MP Michael Portillo rushed from Baroness Thatcher’s funeral in London yesterday to ensure he appeared at the Bucks Women’s Institutes AGM in Aylesbury just hours later.

The ex-cabinet minister grabbed a train straight after the Iron Lady’s funeral on Wednesday to make it to the Waterside Theatre for his talk.

Federation secretary Sara Galloway said: “He said Mrs Thatcher’s service was very special.

“He spoke about his political career, some of the situations he was involved in and his broadcasting career.

“The Waterside was a fantastic venue for a meeting like this.”

Almost 800 members of the WI turned up to the meeting.