Garden party to be held to mark former MP’s retirement

Retiring MP Jim Paice, at his home in Fordham,

Retiring MP Jim Paice, at his home in Fordham, - Credit: Archant

South East Cambridgeshire residents have been invited to attend a retirement party being held for Sir Jim Paice.

Sir Jim stepped down as MP for SE Cambs in May having served as representative for the area for 28 years.

On Saturday, July 4, a party is being staged in the grounds of the Old Bishop’s Palace, in Ely, to celebrate Sir Jim’s retirement, and the public is being invited to attend.

Entry to the event is free and is by way of the gate in The Gallery.

Sir Jim was elected as the Conservative MP for SE Cambridgeshire in 1987, succeeding Francis Pym. He served as Minister of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from 2010-2012 and was knighted in 2012 in recognition of his public service.

If you would like to attend, contact Suzanne Lindsay 01353 614184, e-mail: or call the South East Cambridgeshire Conservative Association on 01353 658710.