Sir Tony and Victoria pay a visit to BYHP

Outgoing Banbury MP Sir Tony Baldry paid a visit to one of the town’s popular charities with Conservative 
Party candidate Victoria Prentis.

Ms Prentis was recently announced as Sir Tony’s successor as the party’s Parliamentary candidate for Banbury at next year’s General Election and they both had a look around Banbury Young Homelessness Project (BYHP) on December 22.

Deb Parker, acting CEO of BYHP, said: “Sir Tony wanted to come out and show Victoria what we do and it was a really nice day.

“He has been a long time supporter of the charity and always takes an interest in the work we do.

“Victoria seemed really interested in our work and I think she would be a great supporter. She has also offered to come to talk to the volunteers about her life in politics and what she does in the area.”

BYHP works with young and vulnerable people aged between 16 and 25 who are either homeless, inappropriately housed or at risk of being homeless.

As well as having a walk around the charity, Sir Tony and Ms Prentis also stopped for lunch and chatted to some of their volunteers. Sir Tony also offered to take a small group from BYHP to visit the Houses of Parliament.

Mrs Parker added: “We really appreciated their visit.”