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PM to visit Ribble Valley?

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Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to Silentnight Beds in Barnoldswick

Photo Ian Robinson Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to Silentnight Beds in Barnoldswick

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, could be set to visit the Ribble Valley.

Mr Cameron accepted an invitation by Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans to tour the borough and “broader Lancashire constituencies”.

Mr Evans said: “I am happy to say that I spoke to the Prime Minister this week and he has affirmed his intention to take up my invitation to visit the Ribble Valley, as has the Education Secretary Michael Gove. Both of these visits will allow me to showcase our fantastic area and I am looking forward to getting some firm dates in the diary!”

The Prime Minister replied: “I look forward to visiting my hon. Friend’s constituency and constituencies in Lancashire more broadly.

Meanwhile, during Mr Cameron’s recent visit to West Craven last Friday, he was asked whether his impending visit to the Ribble Valley was a sign that Mr Evans would stand again in 2015 and would he personally like him to stand to which he replied: “It’s very much Nigel’s decision and the decision of the Ribble Valley constituency.

“Obviously, I’m pleased for him that he’s now back in the House of Commons, back able to work for his constituents and he’s back as a Conservative MP.

“I know that his focus is getting back to the job of working hard for the people of Ribble Valley and it will be for him and his association to determine his future.”

He added: ““He’s a very hard-working MP, he’s a valuable member of the team in parliament. Obviously he has great experience having been deputy speaker and I’m keen to see him continue.”

No further details on the visit have yet been released.

 

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