Find out who from Essex and Suffolk made it into the 2016 edition of Who’s Who

Composer Jocelyn Pook who was raised and educated in Bury St Edmunds.

Composer Jocelyn Pook who was raised and educated in Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Archant

Seven people from Suffolk and north Essex are among the 1,000 new names in the 2016 edition of Who’s Who, which was published yesterday.

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge

South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge - Credit: Gregg Brown

Inclusion in Who’s Who – which contains potted biographies of 33,000 of some of the most famous, most talented and most influential people in the world – is by invitation only, so this is an honour for all the newcomers.

There are seven new additions from Suffolk and north Essex:

• James Cartlidge, MP for South Suffolk

• Will Quince MP, for Colchester

Will Quince, Colchester MP

Will Quince, Colchester MP - Credit: Archant


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• Joanna Churchill, MP for Bury St Edmunds

• Ben Howlett, Colchester-born Conservative MP for Bath, who was educated at Manningtree High School and Colchester Sixth Form College

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• Jonathan Wilden, 39, Ipswich-born headmaster of Wallington County Grammar School in Surrey and a product of St Joseph’s College, Ipswich

• Sir Charles Macready, 60, a baronet who lives at Sicklesemere Road, Bury St Edmunds, and who between 1995 and 2012 owned and managed the Ickworth Vineyard, the only commercial vineyard on National Trust land.

Winemakers Jillian and Charles Macready at their vineyard in the Ickworth Estate, Horringer near Bur

Winemakers Jillian and Charles Macready at their vineyard in the Ickworth Estate, Horringer near Bury St Edmunds.

• Jocelyn Pook, 55, a musician and composer, who was educated at King Edward VI Upper School, Bury St Edmunds.

Everyone in Who’s Who is invited by the book’s compilers to provide basic biographical details, such as precise birthdate, birthplace, parents’ names, partner’s name, education details and recreations.

But Mr Cartlidge preferred not to mention his birthdate, birthplace or his parents’ names, although he does mention the name of his father-in-law, Sir Gerald Howarth.

Will Quince does not mention his birthdate, but does mention his parents’ names. Joanna Churchill does not mention her birthplace or birthdate or parents’ names.

But Ben Howlett did what he was asked to do and his entry contains his birthdate, birthplace, parents’ names, and the name of his partner, Josh Jones.

Everyone in Who’s Who is invited to compile his or her own entry, so entries can be as long or as short as celebrities wish. The entries of the four MPs are comparatively brief and modest. Mr Cartlidge explains his life and achievements in just four-and-a-half lines; Mrs Churchil’s entry also contains four-and-a-half lines; Mr Howlett’s entry takes up seven lines; while Mr Quince’s entry contains seven-and-a-half lines, which is six-and-a-half lines fewer than the 14-line entries of US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin; and seven-and-a-half lines fewer than the 15-line entry of the Pope.

The MPs and all the other new entries will now remain in Who’s Who until they die, when they will be automatically transferred to Who’s Who’s sister publication, Who Was Who.

The 2016 edition of Who’s Who is published by A & C Black at £280.

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