It’s Caroline – or The Rt. Hon. Dame Caroline Spelman DBE Member of Parliament for the Meriden Constituency, to give Caroline her full title.

This year we are pleased to welcome our local MP to start our first 5k & 10k Fun Runs and award the trophies and prizes to the winners. Long overdue Caroline says “The Knowle Fun Run has been a firm fixture in my diary for many years for it’s a great community day with many organisations represented amongst the runners and it raises so much money for good causes. Being cheered on up Longdon hill and squirted with water pistols down Purnell’s Way is all part of the fun. All this is made possible by the Lions who make it all happen. Good luck to everyone this year.”

Portrait of Caroline Spelman Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government,Tuesday March 23, 2010. Photo By Andrew Parsons

Photo By Andrew Parsons


Dame Caroline was educated at Herts and Essex Girls’ Grammar and London University. Dame Caroline worked in the sugar industry for 15 years before becoming MP for Meriden in 1997, and was Chairman of the Conservative Party 2007-2009.  As an MP, she has been on the front bench for the majority of her time in parliament, including; Shadow Secretary of State for Local, Regional and Devolved Government, and for DfID, and was Secretary of State for DEFRA from 2010 to 2012.  Dame Caroline is currently Second Church Estates Commissioner for the Church of England.  She is married to Mark and they have 3 children.

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