Former Tory Party star is VIP guest at town grammar

Matthew Hassall of Bourne with Michael Portillo at Bourne Grammar School's annual Speech Night.
Matthew Hassall of Bourne with Michael Portillo at Bourne Grammar School's annual Speech Night.

One-time right wing standard bearer Michael Portillo toed the party line happily at Bourne Grammar School as the special guest for its annual Speech Night.

After talking about his career in government, Mr Portillo presented awards to the some of the school’s most successful students and watched a special arrangement of West Side Story performed by the school orchestra.

Pictured with Mr Portillo is Matthew Halsall of Bourne who collected four prizes, including the best results at AS Level. (Photo supplied).