Honorary Associates

Representing member interests in Parliament

AOP Honorary Associates - our advocates in Parliament

We’re pleased to announce our new Honorary Associates; Sir Kevin Barron MP, Rt Hon. Alistair Burt MP, Sir Roger Gale MP, Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE, Earl Howe, Lord Low of Dalston CBE and Jim Shannon MP.

All our Honorary Associates are already active campaigners on eye health and sight loss issues – with a proven track record in these areas. We formally invited the Honorary Associates to support our work and represent our member interests in Parliament.

Henrietta Alderman, AOP Chief Executive said: “We’re delighted, and very grateful, to the distinguished parliamentarians who have agreed to become Honorary Associates of the AOP. All associates have been supportive of our work in the past and act as strong advocates for eye health issues in Parliament. We hope that by working even more closely together we will further advance the profile of optometry to Government.

“We look forward to working with all of our associates to highlight the importance of maintaining good eye health and championing the role of optometrists to key stakeholders.”

To find out more about each associate, and why they have accepted this important role, visit our Honorary Associates page.