Shropshire MP Owen Paterson's wife Rose makes Who's Who

She might be better known as the wife of a Shropshire MP, but now Rose Paterson has made it into the definitive directory of everyone who's anyone.

Shropshire MP Owen Paterson's wife Rose makes Who's Who

Mrs Paterson, who is married to North Shropshire MP Owen Paterson, and lives at Shellbrook Hall in Ellesmere, was among six people from Shropshire to be named in the 2016 edition of Who's Who.

The 59-year-old is chairwoman of the Aintree Racecourse where the Grand National is staged – and it is her role here that has contributed to the reasons she will be among the potted biographies of 33,000 of the most talented, famous and influential people in the world.

The honour, which is made by invitation only, already includes her husband.

Also on the list is RAF Cosford's Station Commander Mark Hunt, who is also the president of the Royal Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

In Who's Who, he lists one of his recreations as "practising heartily to become a Master of Wines".

Others include Magnus Llewellin, 50, the Oswestry-born editor of The Herald in Glasgow, Janet Bignell QC, 47, who hails from Shrewsbury, as a London-based barrister who, earlier this year, was made a Queen's Counsel.

Cosford-born Jill Seymour, 57, also made it in the list. She is the MEP for the West Midlands region. Finally, Edward Whitley also made it on the list. The Shrewsbury-born 54-year-old is now a successful London businessman.

He founded and directed Whitley Asset Management.

In Who's Who, Mrs Paterson tells her life story and lists her achievements in a modest 11 lines.

Mrs Paterson and the rest of the Shropshire contingent 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 will be published by A & C Black today at £280.

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