UK Parliamentarians to visit Gibraltar for National Day

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UK Parliamentarians to visit Gibraltar for National Day


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08/09/12


UK Parliamentarians to visit Gibraltar for National Day


The Government has invited eighteen Members of Parliament to Gibraltar for National Day. This is in line with the Government’s commitment to return National Day to its traditional format.

There are fifteen members of the House of Commons and three from the House of Lords in the group. This year there will be representatives from the Conservative Party, the Liberal Democrats, the Labour Party, the Ulster Unionist Party, the Democratic Unionist Party and the Scottish National Party.

This is the first time that there has been such a wide representation from parties across the political spectrum in the Houses of Parliament.

The full list is:

The Lord Chidgey Liberal Democrat
Mr Oliver Colvile MP Conservative
Mr Jim Dobbin MP Labour
Mr David Evennett MP Conservative
Mr Stephen Hepburn MP Labour
The Lord Jones of Cheltenham Liberal Democrat
Ms Eleanor Laing MP Conservative Ms Jessica Lee MP Conservative Mr Jack Lopresti MP Conservative Mr David Morris MP Conservative Mr Ian Paisley MP DUP
Ms Dawn Primarolo MP Labour
Mr John Robertson MP Labour
The Lord Rogan Ulster Unionist Party
Mr Andrew Rosindell MP Conservative Mr Alec Shelbrooke MP Conservative Mr Jim Sheridan MP Labour
Mr Angus MacNeil MP Scottish National Party

The Parliamentarians will be accompanied by Andrew MacKinlay who has been a great friend and supporter of Gibraltar for many years.

The Government has arranged a number of events for them which include a political briefing by the Chief Minister Fabian Picardo with the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia.

Pictured here are some of the visitors in the Convent Cloister.

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