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."