Rt Hon Tom Brake
Tom Brake became Deputy Leader of the House of Commons in October 2012 and was also appointed as an Assistant Government Whip in November 2014. He was the Liberal Democrat MP for Carshalton and Wallington 1997-2019. He is Director of Unlock Democracy.
Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Southwark
Bishop Christopher read modern history at the University of Oxford, before training for the priesthood. He was consecrated Bishop in Southwark Cathedral in 2005, taking up his appointment as Area Bishop of Woolwich and more widely from 2008 as Bishop for Urban Life and Faith. In December 2014 he was introduced to the House of Lords as one of the 26 Lords Spiritual where he speaks on a wide range of issues including immigration, overseas development and foreign affairs.
Rt Revd Declan Lang, Bishop of Clifton
Bishop Declan Lang is the ninth Bishop of Clifton. He was ordained a priest on 7 June 1975. Bishop Lang’s Episcopal Ordination was on 28 March 2001 in Clifton Cathedral, Bristol. In 2002 Bishop Lang was appointed an Ecumenical Prebendary of Bristol Cathedral. He he leads the Holy Land Coordination, a group of bishops visiting the Holy Land annually to support Christians there.
Rt Hon Lord (Peter) Hain of Neath
Peter Hain is a British Labour Party politician, who has been a Member of the House of Lords since October 2015. Hain was previously the Member of Parliament (MP) for Neath 1991-2015, and served in the Cabinets of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. He was the Leader of the House of Commons 2003-2005 and Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2005-2007 under Blair. Under Brown he served as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Secretary of State for Wales 2007-2008. He was also Honorary Vice-President of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality.
Very Revd Dr Andrew McLellan CBE
Andrew Rankin Cowie McLellan CBE is a Minister and former moderator in the Church of Scotland. He was Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons for Scotland from 2002 to 2009. He is also author of several books.
Baroness Morris of Bolton
Baroness Morris is the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Jordan, Kuwait and Palestine. She is the Deputy Speaker in the House of Lords, Chancellor Emeritus at Bolton University and the President of Medical Aid for Palestinians.
Rt Revd John Pritchard
John Lawrence Pritchard is a Church of England Bishop. He was the Bishop of Oxford from 2007 to 2014. He is in the Open Evangelical tradition.
Rabbi Danny Rich
Danny Rich is a Labour Councillor in the London Borough of Barnet. He was, until 2020, the Senior Rabbi and Chief Executive of Liberal Judaism in the United Kingdom.
The Rt Hon The Lord Soames of Fletching
Sir Arthur Nicholas Winston Soames is a British Conservative Party politician who served as the Member of Parliament for Mid Sussex 1997-2019, having previously served as the MP for Crawley 1983-1997. Soames was Minister of State for the Armed Forces in the government of John Major 1994-1997.
Jon Snow joined ITN in 1976 reporting from Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He served as Washington Correspondent 1983/1987; Diplomatic correspondent 1987/1989, and main anchor of Channel 4 News from 1989.
Dr Monica Spooner
Dr. Spooner graduated in Medicine from London University and practised Community Paediatrics in Edinburgh. Mother of 3, grandmother of 4. She was Trustee of Initiatives of Change for 18 years. After her first visit to Israel and Palestine in 2008 she asked the question ‘How will Britain mark the centenary of the Balfour Declaration?’ Gradually more people joined in what became informally known as the Balfour Project, and whose name has since acquired credibility. The project became a charity in 2017 and Monica was Chair of Trustees for its first year.
Rt Hon Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
Lawyer, Businesswoman, Campaigner and Cabinet Minister, Sayeeda Warsi has had many roles, but she is best known for being the first Muslim to serve in a British cabinet. In August 2014 she resigned from Government citing the Government’s “morally indefensible” policy on Gaza.
Dr Philippa Whitford MP
Dr Philippa Whitford is a Scottish National Party politician and a breast Surgeon. She was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Central Ayrshire in May 2015 and was re-elected in 2017 and 2019. She is the SNP Health spokesperson in the House of Commons.