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Exciting, Changing, Unpredictable: The Life and Times of Lord Heseltine

About This Episode

Change Makers returns and we’re joined by former Deputy Prime Minister and co-founder of Haymarket, Lord Heseltine.

Michael paid a visit to the spectacular Thenford Arboretum and Gardens for this inspiring conversation with a beast of the political jungle. Lord Heseltine remains as sharp today as he was at the dispatch box, even aged 90 and with his famous blonde mane now a snowy white. From the lemonade stand that made him to how Liverpool changed him, and the legacy he sees for himself, you’ll hear honest insights into the life of one of the UK’s most consequential public figures in the 20th century.

Did he really try to bring down Thatcher? Why does he think Brexit was a century-defining mistake? And is this political titan in fact a more reserved figure than his public persona emits? Y

You can listen to this episode through all your usual podcast platforms, or watch it here to see the full beauty of Thenford Gardens and the three surprise guests who tried to disrupt the fun!

The Rt Hon. the Lord Heseltine

The Rt Hon the Lord Heseltine CH was a Member of Parliament from 1966 to 2001. He was a Cabinet Minister in various departments from 1979 to 1986 and 1990 to 1997 and Deputy Prime Minister from 1995 to 1997.

Lord Heseltine later served as an advisor to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Growth, and as a Commissioner on the National Infrastructure Commission (October 2015 to March 2017).

He is the founder and Chairman of the Haymarket Group.

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