Patronage is the highest honour the Association can invoke on a person. Our Patrons are some of the finest conservative figures in the United Kingdom and were chosen by past Executive Committees because of their work for the people of Reading and Berkshire.
Patrons are Honorary Officers of the Association and serve in accordance with Clause 7 of The Constitution.
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP - Prime Minister
We are honoured to have the support of the Prime Minister, Theresa May. Theresa has been a patron of the Association since her time as Home Secretary and has continually supported us, most recently attending a reception at the University for staff and students.
Rob Wilson - Former MP for Reading East
Rob has been a long term supporter of the Association and is himself an alumnus of the University of Reading where he also spent a year as the elected President of the Students' Union. During his time in Parliament, Rob was Minister for Civil Society and also served as PPS to the then Chancellor, George Osborne.
Daniel Hannan MEP
Daniel has been Conservative MEP for the South East of England since 1999, and has been voted to the No.1 spot on the regional list for the last three European elections. He is one of the most acclaimed political writers, speakers and thinkers in the Conservative Party. Daniel recently visited the University and partook in an EU Referendum debate against the infamous Eddie Izzard.