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About The Event
Lord Patten of Barnes was appointed the youngest ever Director of the Conservative Research Department, a post he held from 1974-79. He was then elected as Member of Parliament for Bath serving in a number of ministerial roles. As Conservative Party Chairman, he orchestrated John Major's unexpected election victory in 1992 but lost his seat in the process.
Thereafter, Lord Patten was appointed Governor of Hong Kong until 1997, overseeing the return of the colony to China. He was Chairman of the Independent Commission on Policing for Northern Ireland set up under the Good Friday Peace Agreement, which reported in 1999.
He later served as European Commissioner for External Relations and, until recently, Chairman of the International Crisis Group which attempts to identify and prevent potential conflicts. In 2011 he was appointed Chairman of the BBC Trust.
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