Sir Roger Gale was born in 1943 in Poole, Dorset. He attended a grammar school and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama (LGSM&D). A former producer and director of current affairs programmes for the BBC, Roger was also the editor of Thames Television's Teenage Unit and a freelance journalist.
Roger was elected as the Member of Parliament for North Thanet in 1983 and has served continuously since that time. He has been a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee, the Televising of the House Select Committee and chairman of the All-Party Group for Animal Welfare. Roger has worked as an international election observer in countries throughout Africa and Europe, he is a senior member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, a member of the Procedure Select Committee and the longest serving member of he Speaker's Panel of Chairman, appointed in 1997.
In addition to his parliamentary duties Roger is an Honorary Member of the British Veterinary Association and the Chairman of Trustees, The Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad and is also Chairman of the Tryangle Awards Foundation.
Roger is married to Suzy who is his full-time Office Director, a Magistrate and the Founder and Secretary of the charity Animals Worldwide. Roger and Suzy have three married children, four grandchildren, two Newfoundlands, one Labrador and lots of cats.
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