Roger is the longest-serving Member of the Speaker's Panel of Chairmen, a member of the Procedure Select Committee, has served in conflict zones as an International Election Observer and has carried out duties as a warrant-holding Special Constable.
He holds office with a number of local and national charities and has served as Chairman of the Trustees of SPANA (the Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad).
Roger was made a Knight Bachelor in the New Year`s Honours list 2012 and a member of Her Majesty`s Privy Council in 2019, both in recognition of political and public service.
Roger Gale and his wife Suzy live locally in their family home with their assortment of dogs and rescued cats.
Roger was first elected to represent Margate, Herne Bay and the Villages that make up North Thanet in 1983.
He has served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to two Ministers of State, on the Home Affairs Select Committee, as Chairman of the All-Party Animal Welfare Group and as a Vice-Chairman of the Conservative Party.