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17/02/2016

Over 70 MPs attend parliamentary launch of Clean for The Queen

Over 70 MPs attend parliamentary launch of Clean for The Queen

Over 70 MPs attend parliamentary launch of Clean for The Queen

More than 70 MPs, including Government Ministers and the Mayor of London,  attended the parliamentary launch of the Clean for The Queen campaign in the Jubilee Room at the Houses of Parliament.

They entered into the spirit of the campaign and donned purple campaign t-shirts and wielded litter pickers for a photocall to publicise the campaign and to lead the call for community groups, schools and businesses to help tidy up their local area in their constituencies ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday.

More than one million people are expected to join the UK’s largest litter pick over the Clean for The Queen Weekend over 4, 5 and 6 March.

The Prime Minister is backing the campaign. David Cameron said: “I am delighted that West Oxfordshire is joining the UK’s biggest anti-litter campaign ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday. 

“It really is a special event and provides great momentum for communities to gather together and do our bit to clean up – and get our country looking fit for a Queen!”

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson,  is donating 100 clean-up kits containing litter pickers, gloves and rubbish bags for the  special clean-up weekend.  Boris Johnson, said: “ I want to encourage everyone to get together like-minded neighbours and friends to litter pick, plant, paint and tidy and really brighten local spaces. This year we have the extra incentive of making our city as beautiful as possible in honour of The Queen.”

The launch was attended by:
 
Alberto Costa - South Leicestershire
Amanda Milling - Cannock Chase
Amanda Solloway - Derby North
Amber Rudd - Hastings and Rye - Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
Andrew Murrison - South West Wiltshire – former Minister of State for Northern Ireland
Andrew Rosindell – Romford
Andrew Stephenson – Pendle - Parliamentary Private Secretary to The Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Minister without Portfolio
Andrew Turner - Isle of Wight 
Angela Watkinson - Hornchurch and Upminster - Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
Anne Marie Trevelyan - Berwick-upon-Tweed - 
Anne Milton – Guildford - Treasurer of the Household, Commons Deputy Chief Whip
Antoinette Sandbach – Eddisbury
Ben Howlett - Bath
Bill Wiggin - North Herefordshire
Boris Johnson - Uxbridge and South Ruislip – Mayor of London
Caroline Dinenage – Gosport - Minister for Equalities
Caroline Nokes - Romsey and Southampton North
Caroline Spelman – Meriden - Second Church Estates Commissioner
Carolyn Harris - Swansea East
Cheryl Gillan - Chesham and Amersham – former Secretary of State for Wales
Chris Green - Bolton West
Claire Perry – Devizes - Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
for Transport
Craig Mackinlay - South Thanet
Damian Hinds - East Hampshire - Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury
David Rutley -    Macclesfield
Derek Thomas - St Ives
Edward Timpson - Crewe and Nantwich - Minister of State for Children and Families
Fiona Bruce – Congleton
Flick Drummond - Portsmouth South
Gavin Barwell - Croydon Central - Comptroller of the Household
Gavin Williamson - South Staffordshire - Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
Gerald Jones -   Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Gordon Henderson - Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Guy Opperman – Hexham
Helen Whately - Faversham and Mid Kent
James Davies - Vale of Clwyd
Jason McCartney - Colne Valley
Jim Fitzpatrick - Poplar and Limehouse - Former Minister of State for Farming and the Environment
Kit Malthouse - North West Hampshire - Member of the London Assembly for West Central
Lucy Frazer - South East Cambridgeshire
Maggie Throup – Erewash
Margot James - Stourbridge
Mark Pawsey - Rugby
Mary Robinson - Cheadle
Michael Ellis - Northampton North - Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Home Secretary 
Michael Gove -Surrey Heath - Lord Chancellor / Secretary of State for Justice
Michael Tomlinson - Mid Dorset and North Poole - 
Neil Coyle - Bermondsey and Old Southwark - Member of the Southwark London Borough Council
Neil Parish - Tiverton and Honiton
Nigel Huddleston - Mid Worcestershire
Nus Ghani - Wealden
Oliver Colvile - Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Paul Maynard - Blackpool North and Cleveleys
Pauline Latham - Mid Derbyshire
Peter Aldous - Waveney
Peter Heaton-Jones - North Devon
Rebecca Harris - Castle Point 
Richard Benyon – Newbury – former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Natural Environment and Fisheries
Rishi Sunak - Richmond (Yorks)
Robert Buckland - South Swindon - Solicitor General for England and Wales
Roberta Blackman-Woods - City of Durham
Robin Walker - Worcester
Rory Stewart - Penrith and The Border - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Royston Smith - Southampton, Itchen
Ruth Smeeth -   Stoke-on-Trent North
Sarah Newton - Truro and Falmouth – former Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party
Seema Kennedy - South Ribble
Sheryll Murray - South East Cornwall
Gerald Howarth – Aldershot - Minister for International Security Strategy
Roger Gale - North Thanet
Steve Double - St Austell and Newquay
Tania Mathias - Twickenham
Tom Tugendhat - Tonbridge and Malling
Victoria Atkins - Louth and Horncastle
Victoria Borwick – Kensington – former Deputy Mayor of London
Victoria Prentis - Kensington
William Wragg - Hazel Grove

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