Member of Parliament for Clacton

Douglas Carswell

28 FEB 2017

Douglas Carswell backs calls for Sapphire Jubilee bank holiday

Clacton MP Douglas Carswell will next week support efforts to have a national public holiday to celebrate the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee.

The 6th February marked 65 years since Her Majesty acceded to the throne. Douglas will be co-sponsor of a Bill from Andrew Rosindell, which seeks to "establish a framework to ensure that the United Kingdom, its overseas territories and Crown dependencies appropriately commemorate this occasion."

Ahead of the Bill, to be formally introduced next Tuesday, Douglas said:

"I think this is a wonderful idea, and I'm very happy to lend my support.

"The Queen has been a brilliant figure in Britain and the Commonwealth throughout her lifetime, and this milestone is all the more reason to celebrate her achievements."

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