Press release

Laurence Stracey Debate 2015

Posted by: David Smellie | Date posted : 22/10/2015

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This year's Laurence Stracey debate saw The Right Honourable Clare Short and Daniel Stilitz QC, propose the motion  " British workers have the most to lose from a Brexit ." The motion was opposed by John Baron MP, Member of Parliament for Basildon and Billericay and Jane Mulcahy QC.

The motion was carried 99 to 93. 

Many thanks to our excellent speakers and Judge, Jeremy Posnansky QC.

To view the debate please click on the Play icon above.

Laurence Stracey joined the V&A in 1992 and was appointed Director of Personnel and Visitor Services in June 2004. Laurence achieved much during his time at the museum, not least his involvement in the development and introduction of an innovative and creative three year pay deal in 2001 and the modernisation of the museum's front of house and visitor services functions. Laurence will be remembered as being energetic, enthusiastic and passionate about getting the best deal for staff. Laurence died suddenly and very unexpectedly in 2005 aged 45 and is survived by his wife and three children.