Monmouth MP David Davies was the guest of local Conservative branch chairman and residents of Trellech United at its first speaker-led talk of the year on Saturday morning (22nd February 2014). The local branch is aiming to raise money each year for local charities, and money raised from this event of £200 was accepted as a donation by Trellech Primary School PTFA.
The talk was open to anyone, and guests included the Mayor of Monmouth Jeana Hall and local Independent Councillor Doreen Warmington-Gardner among residents of all political persuasions. Everyone had gathered at the Babington Centre (Trellech Village Hall) to hear Mr Davies deliver his ‘A Day in the Life’ talk – a popular non-party-political behind the scenes look at the Houses of Parliament, which details what MPs get up to in their constituencies as well as in London.
Afterwards, the floor was opened for questions and a lively debate ensued and David promised to be very candid with his answers. Naturally, the debate could have gone on for hours, however, the morning was wrapped up with a customary raffle where one of the prizes was a bottle of House of Commons Merlot signed by the Prime Minister (or in this case, a photograph of the said bottle in a side-office of Mr Cameron with the message “On its way to Trellech”). Needless to say the Prime Minister had been a busy man that week, so the winner will have to wait until Mr Davies returns to Westminster.
Mr Davies said:
“I thoroughly enjoy giving these talks. Not only are they a great way to meet constituents, they help give people a better idea of what I do when I’m in Westminster both in my role as a backbench MP, Chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee, member of the UK delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, and Special Constable with the British Transport Police.”
“I am always happy to come and speak to any local groups or organisations and was delighted to accept the invitation to visit the home of Trellech Teas, a community initiative I opened at The Babington Centre back in October 2012.”
Branch Chairman, Christopher Edwards:
“David’s frank and informative address was well received by all, and judging by the nature of the questions it was clear that the audience were a mixed-bag of people which made for a more lively debate that could’ve happily gone on for hours! Many thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising morning for charity.”
For further information about Mr Davies’ ‘A Day in the Life’ talk, please call the constituency office in Usk on 01291 672817 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.