With the August sun beating down on Westminster, Luke Hall MP last week welcomed a group of South Gloucestershire residents to recognise and celebrate their amazing work in the local community.
The local MP personally arranged a tour of Number 10 in Downing Street, followed by tea on the Houses of Parliament terrace and a tour around the Palace of Westminster.
Joining Luke were some of South Gloucestershire’s most dedicated and passionate community champions, including representatives from Fighting for Charfield, Thornbury Royal British legion, NHS emergency responders in South Gloucestershire, Sodbury Tennis Club, Abbotswood Community Pharmacy, Chipping Sodbury Cricket Club, and the Horseshoe pub in Chipping Sodbury.
The day began with a full and in-depth tour around Number 10, including the Cabinet Room, Downing Street’s famous Rose Garden, and the Grand Staircase that features a portrait of every Prime Minister through history. The MP’s guests even had the chance to meet Larry the Cat.
Luke Hall said, “It was my immense privilege to welcome some of South Gloucestershire’s most dedicated community champions to Downing Street.”
“This was an opportunity to highlight and celebrate their amazing work, and we are indebted to the passion and commitment that they put in every day to help and support our community.”
Larry Cauchi, who attended on behalf of Thornbury Royal British Legion said, “Our thanks to Luke for the opportunity. We enjoyed a wonderful visit to No 10 and the Houses of Parliament. We felt it a privilege to be able to experience first-hand the two prime buildings from where the UK is governed and will retain great memories of the trip.”
Matt Lewis, Landlord of the Horseshoe pub in Chipping Sodbury added, “It was such a brilliant day and to meet so many other people from across South Gloucestershire, who do so much for the area. We thank Luke for his incredibly kind gesture and ongoing support as our local MP.”
Meanwhile, Luke Hall continues his Tours of Parliament, which most recently welcomed local residents from Doynton, Dyrham, Hinton, Lansdown and Westerleigh to Parliament, for a behind the scenes tour of the heart of British democracy.