SBN Zoom Online Meeting with Speaker
Siobhan Baillee - Stroud MP
It’s your chance to hear from - and question - Siobhan Baillie, MP for Stroud.
Siobhan tells us that since her election just over a year ago, she has “recruited a team, set up Westminster and Stroud offices, progressed local projects, learned the weird and wonderful world of the Houses of Parliament, tackled a global pandemic and had a baby.”
Before getting into politics, Siobhan worked in law for 17 years, starting as a legal secretary and working her way up to become a family law solicitor specialising in divorce, children proceedings and domestic violence work.
She’ll update us on what she has been working on over the past year and will then take questions from SBN Members. So, get your thinking caps on and prepare some questions for Stroud’s first female MP.
More about Siobhan:
In 2016 Siobhan became Head of Policy at a charity that specialises in supporting separating families. She has also served as a councillor and school governor. Locally Siobhan says she “is dealing with everything from business grants, new railway stations and hospitality restrictions to campaigning for our wedding businesses, high streets and a Fusion Power plant.” In Parliament, she is “working on a national Early Years review, reforming Further Education and preventing anonymous abuse accounts amongst other roles.” She tells us
she is a huge fan of the Stroud Businesswomen’s Network and hopes the meeting will be an opportunity for Members to hear about how government is focusing on small and medium sized business and talk through how we can work together rebuild post Covid.
Our Zoom meetings throughout lockdown have been well attended and good fun. Read the details below * if you are a non-member who would like a free introductory meeting to try us out.
Members Zoom Meeting Link:
Meeting ID: 886 1765 5865
Hosted by our Chair Beth Whittaker
- Sign in anytime from 9.15am to the waiting room
- 9.30am start meeting
- Followed by round the Zoom introductions
- 10amSpeaker Siobhan Bailee Stroud MP - followed by questions
- 11am Close
Visitors/Guests are invited:
*If you are a Friend of SBN perhaps you would like to try out a free introductory meeting at one of our Main meetings on Zoom to see how we work with a view to joining. Our meetings are online for the foreseeable future being informative and fun. We currently have 15 months membership on joining for the price of 12 months. Drop us an email beforehand to firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on Zoom on the day. We always do a quick round the "room" introductions where you will have the opportunity to introduce yourself and your business.
Here is also a useful tutorial link for using Zoom for the first time: Zoom Tutorial plus PDF tips for Zoom here.
Accessing the meeting:
Grab your favourite beverage, set up your device and use the link to sign into the waiting room. Don't worry, even if you've never done this before, it's easy and fun!
Please note that you may need to wait for a moment or two in the waiting room before joining and that on occasion we will ask to take a screen shot of our Zoom meeting attendees; you have the option to decline if you so wish.