Reception at Parliament


The Rt Hon Claire Perry MP will host an evening reception on behalf of the Harvard Club of the United Kingdom on Tuesday 8 October 2019, 7:00pm-10:30pm and requests the pleasure of your company.

Location: Terrace Pavilion, House of Commons
Entrance: Cromwell Green

Please join HCUK for cocktails, canapés, conversation, and stunning views of the London skyline. The reception will be held on the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion overlooking the Thames.

The event is limited to HCUK members.

HCUK Members: £50

Guest of a Member: £50
Additional Guests: £65

Recent Grads: £35

Ticket price includes one glass of wine and passed canapés. There will also be a full cash bar open all evening.

Once tickets have been purchased, an official invitation will be emailed two days before the event. Due to security, all guests will need an official invitation in order to be admitted to the event.

For further information regarding what to expect when arriving at the Houses of Parliament, please visit:

  • Please allow up to 30 minutes to clear security
  • Smoking/e-cigarettes are not permitted
  • No parking facilities available
  • Admittance upon presentation of invitation only 
  • Guests are advised to bring personal photo identification

If you have any further questions, please contact Caroline Costin Wright (

About Rt Hon Claire Perry MP


Claire grew up in North Somerset and was educated at her local school, Nailsea Comprehensive. In 1982 she went to Brasenose College, Oxford and left with a degree in Geography in 1985, and was also awarded two rowing Blues.  She was the first person in her family to stay on at school beyond the age of 16 and as a result, is passionately committed to ensuring all children receive the best possible education that can be provided.

After University she worked for Bank of America for three years and then went to Harvard Business School where she received a Masters in Business Administration in 1990.  She then had a business career in the United States and Britain working for McKinsey and Company and Credit Suisse and also started her own small company offering financial advice for women.  Claire moved with her family to Wiltshire in 2000 when she stopped paid work to bring up her (then) small children but remained actively involved in fundraising for local schools, theatres and hospitals.  In 2007 she began working for George Osborne until May 2010 when she was elected as the Member of Parliament for the Devizes Constituency with a majority of more than 13,000 and more than 55 per cent of the vote.