Parliamentary launch of Clean for Queen attended by Banbury MP

Victoria Prentis MP pictured with Boris Johnson, mayor of London and Amanda Milling MP at the Clean for the Queen Parliamentary launch. NNL-160215-090855001
Victoria Prentis MP pictured with Boris Johnson, mayor of London and Amanda Milling MP at the Clean for the Queen Parliamentary launch. NNL-160215-090855001

North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis MP attended the Parliamentary launch of Clean for The Queen – a national campaign to tidy up the UK in time for the Queen’s 90th birthday in April.

The event was arranged last Tuesday and led by Mrs Prentis, who has been promoting the campaign among her colleagues at Westminster.

It was attended by more than 70 MPs, including Government ministers such as Michael Gove, Amber Rudd, Rory Stewart OBE and mayor of London Boris Johnson.

Those attending had the opportunity to meet the initiative’s organisers, including campaign director, Adrian Evans, and Allison Ogden-Newton, the chief executive of Keep Britain Tidy.

Mrs Prentis said: “It was brilliant to see so many of my colleagues coming together to launch this campaign at Parliament. It was also great fun, and everyone looked fantastic in their t-shirts and high-vis jackets!

“I’m thrilled that so many events are being organised across Britain, including in North Oxfordshire. Although the big litter pick will take place over March 4-6, people can get involved whenever they like.

The Banbury MP is encouraging groups and individuals in north Oxfordshire to come together to help tidy up their community.

Last month, she launched ‘Clean for The Queen’ at Spiceball Park in Banbury alongside town councillor Kieron Mallon.

She has also written to every school in the constituency to encourage them to take part.

Mrs Prentis added: “It is the support and action people are taking, and not the dates, which are important. I really hope more people in my constituency will consider getting involved so together we can help mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.”