We are delighted to announce that the Rt Hon Gisela Stuart has joined GSF’s Advisory Board.
Making the announcement, Lord Lothian, GSF’s Chairman, said ‘I am delighted that Gisela has agreed to become a member of GSF’s Advisory Board. She has had a highly distinguished career in politics and will be a tremendous asset to GSF’
Rt Hon Gisela Stuart served as Labour MP for Birmingham Edgbaston from 1997 – 2017, when she decided to step down from Parliament. She was a health minister in the first Blair Government. From 2002 to 2003 she was the parliamentary representative on the Presidium of the Convention on the Future of Europe. One of her fellow Presidium members was the then French Commissioner Michael Barnier. The experience led her to question the direction of the European project. Her Fabian pamphlet The Making of Europe’s Constitution summarises her concerns then and ultimately led her to Chair the successful Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 referendum.
In parliament she served on the Defence and Foreign Affairs Select Committees. In 2015 the Prime Minister appointed her to the Intelligence and Security Committee. Gisela is a founding member of the Henry Jackson Society and still one of its Directors. She is a trustee of Reading Force, a charity devoted to helping service families stay in touch by sharing books. For more than 10 years she edited the political weekly magazine The House. Since leaving parliament she chairs Change Britain, a cross party organisation committed to achieving a Brexit deal which is in the best interest of the UK and the EU.