• 10 May 2024
  • In-person
  • Networking

Question time with Sussex MPs

Have your say with local MPs in Sussex.

Sponsored by Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP

There are so many challenges facing directors and their organisations right now.

As we all learned through Covid and the subsequent cost of living crisis, a good collaborative dialogue and relationship between business and Government is essential to ensure the UK grows for the benefit of us all.

The IoD lobbies centrally with Government, but this is an opportunity for you locally to speak to three senior local MPs on matters that are critical to you during this election year.

This IoD Directors’ Breakfast puts you front and centre, enabling you to put your most pressing questions to our county’s MPs.

This event is being sponsored by Mayo Wynne Baxter and we are delighted that Dean Orgill, Chair of Mayo Wynne Baxter, will chair the session. We thank them for the kind and continued support of this event.

The floor will be open for you to put your questions forward, hear the MPs’ views and together discuss the hot topics of the day. There will also be an opportunity to connect with fellow Sussex directors.

Places are limited; so please book at the earliest opportunity to secure your place; we look forward to seeing you there.

Ticket price to include Full English Breakfast and refreshments. 


Henry Smith - MP for Crawley

Henry has been a Member of Parliament since 2010 representing Crawley constituency, having been elected four times. Currently he is a member of the Foreign Affair Committee and in 2020 founded and chairs the Future of Aviation All Party Parliamentary Group. In November 2023 he joined the Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on the Overseas Territories. Before entering the House of Commons, in public life he was Leader of West Sussex County Council from 2003 to 2010. He is an Officer of the APPG (All-Party Parlimentary Group) on Pancreatic Cancer and a Vice Chair of the respective APPGs on Cancer, Heart Valve Disease and Radiotherapy and an Officer of the APPG on Learning Disability and a Vice Chair of the APPG on Dyslexia & Other Specific Learning Difficulties. Henry is also honoured to be a Vice President of the British Dyslexia Association.

Mims Davies - MP for Mid Sussex

Mims Davies was elected as MP for Mid Sussex in December 2019, following her initial election as MP for Eastleigh in 2015. She was appointed as Minister for Safeguarding at the Home Office on the 20th September 2022. She previously served as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Social Mobility, Youth and Progression from October 2022 to December 2023. In December 2023, Mims became Minister for Disabled People, Health & Work at Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and has recently launched the new Disability Action Plan in a statement at the House of Commons to transform the everyday lives and experiences of disabled people for the better.

Sir Jeremy Quin - MP for Horsham

Jeremy has been the Member of Parliament for Horsham since 2015. In September 2022, Jeremy was made Minister of State in the Home Office, with responsibility for Policing, Fire and Tackling Crime. From October 2022 to November 2023, Jeremy was Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office, attending cabinet and had wide ranging responsibilities on cross-cutting Government co-ordination including through COBRA. In November 2023 Jeremy stepped down from Government.

In January 2024, he was knighted in the New Year's Honours and in the same month elected as Chair of the House of Commons Defence Select Committee. This role enables him to speak not only on behalf of constituents but as the voice of the Defence Committee on matters of key importance for the future of the United Kingdom. The Chairman is elected by the House of Commons as a whole. Jeremy is delighted to have been reselected as the prospective Conservative candidate for Horsham at the next General Election and is proud to continue to serve the Horsham constituency.


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