On Friday 5 May, Victoria held a Meet the Candidate drop-in session at McDonald’s restaurant in Banbury town centre before visiting the Banbury Beer and Cider Festival. With the General Election campaign now in full swing, Victoria enjoyed the opportunity to meet voters in an informal setting and chat about their concerns.
Victoria was welcomed to McDonald’s by manager Jane Blackwell, who was keen to discuss the opportunities and issues facing businesses in Banbury’s town centre. A number of local residents and voters also came along to discuss the campaign and Victoria’s plans for North Oxfordshire.
Later that afternoon, Victoria popped in to the Banbury Beer and Cider Festival, a popular annual event organised in conjunction with the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). As a long-time supporter of CAMRA and a keen cider brewer, Victoria was delighted to meet a number of people passionate about British beer.
Speaking afterwards, Victoria said: ‘It was great to meet so many people from different walks of life at both McDonald’s and the Beer Festival. What was clear is that we all want to see Banbury and North Oxfordshire flourish. I am really excited to be out on the campaign trail again and I am looking forward to meeting as many local people and businesses as I can.’