VICTORIA PRENTIS ORGANISES PARLIAMENTARY LAUNCH OF ‘CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN’
On the evening of Tuesday 9 February 2016, Victoria Prentis MP attended the Parliamentary launch of Clean for The Queen – a national campaign to tidy up the UK in time for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday in April.
The event was arranged and led by Victoria, who has been promoting the campaign among her colleagues at Westminster. It was attended by over 70 Members of Parliament, including Government ministers such as Michael Gove, Amber Rudd, Rory Stewart OBE (the ‘Litter Tsar’), and Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.
Those attending had the opportunity to meet the initiative’s organisers, including the Campaign Director, Adrian Evans, and Allison Ogden-Newton, the Chief Executive of Keep Britain Tidy.
Many MPs are already busy organising events in their constituencies, and Victoria is encouraging groups and individuals in North Oxfordshire to come together to help tidy up their community. On Friday 22 January, Victoria launched ‘Clean for The Queen’ in North Oxfordshire at Spiceball Park in Banbury, alongside Councillor Kieron Mallon. She has also written to every school in the constituency to encourage them to take part.
Speaking after the event at Westminster, Victoria 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 4, 5 and 6 March, people can get involved whenever they like. 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.”
Victoria Prentis MP with Adrian Evans, Campaign Director of Clean for The Queen