Victoria Atkins MP wins Conservative Backbencher of the Year

Victoria Atkins MP received the Conservative Backbencher of the Year Award at the 10th Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards on Thursday 10th March. 

These awards are held annually to honour people who have made an outstanding impact in the preceding 12 months. 

The ceremony was held in the Terrace Pavilion of the House of Commons, and was attended by high profile figures from the Asian community in the UK.

Other notable politicians who received awards included The Rt Hon Angus Robertson MP, won Parliamentarian of the Year, and The Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, who won Cabinet Minister of the Year.  The list of honourees also included Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award, Matthew Parris, who was nominated for Journalist of the Year, and Riyad Mahrez, who received Sportsman of the Year.

Victoria said:

‘I was honoured to receive this award at the Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards.

I strive to be a strong voice for Louth & Horncastle from the backbenches, and I am delighted my contribution on behalf of my constituents has been recognised.

These awards are also an important chance to celebrate the exceptional achievements of others who have a particular influence on our diverse society.