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Four MPs expected in the Falklands next week: two Tories and two Labour

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 - 05:14 UTC
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On top D. Morris and G Opperman, below G. Matheson and P.Dowd MP On top D. Morris and G Opperman, below G. Matheson and P.Dowd MP

A group of four Members of Parliament from Britain will be visiting the Falkland Islands as guests of FIG from February 11-16, accompanied by Sukey Cameron MBE, from the Falkland Islands Government Office in London.

 FIG has been hosting MPs in the Islands for many years, “to allow them greater insight into the Islands, and to strengthen the relationship between the Island and the House of Commons,” according to a statement from Gilbert House.

This year’s delegates will be:

Chris Matheson MP [L], Member of Parliament for Chester, in the North-west

David Morris MP [C], Member of Parliament for Morecombe & Lunesdale, in the North-west

Guy Opperman MP [C], Member of Parliament for Hexham, in the North-east

Peter Dowd MP [L], Member of Parliament for Bootle, in the North-west.

In addition to meeting with members of the Government and private sector, during their time in the Islands the MPs will have the opportunity to meet children at both schools, as well as travel to Bleaker Island for the night.

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  • ChrisR

    All I can say is keep your hands in your pockets and all the cash in the safe until this motley lot have flown back.

    You know the tale about corporate visitors and why they are called seagulls!

    Feb 03rd, 2016 - 10:45 am 0
  • HughJuanCoeurs

    What? No LibDem MPs? That will p*ss off all eight of them! Seriously though... is this even newsworthy? It will only give the trolls another excuse to launch into their Malvinista hogwash. Now repeat after me ad infinitum “The UK will return the Malvinas within the next 25 years.” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!!! I knew I couldn't keep a straight face while I typed that.

    Feb 03rd, 2016 - 12:08 pm 0
  • MK8 Torpedo

    Hepatitis will be cured in the next 25years!

    Feb 03rd, 2016 - 12:24 pm 0
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