The Prime Minister and Leader of the Conservative Party, Theresa May, has asked Alec to become Vice-Chairman (International) of the Conservative Party.
The senior role involves building relationships with international sister parties on the centre-right and working with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy to enhance democratic institutions and political party structures in the developing world.
Alec said:” I’m delighted to be taking up this new role as Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party. As UK Representative to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly since 2015 I’ve seen how important it is for us as a governing party to build closer ties with allied parties across the world. In government the Conservative Party has a strong record of making Britain an outward looking nation with a strong focus on our trade and inter-military alliances. As we leave the European Union our global relationships will be even more important and I look forward to building those relations with our international sister parties, especially in the developing world”.