27th Oct, 2016

Caroline Spelman MP to make 'Humble Address' to propose Queen's Speech in House of Commons

Solihull Editorial 18th May, 2016 Updated: 24th Oct, 2016

Local MP, Caroline Spelman will later today propose the Queen’s Speech by making a Humble Address to the House of Commons following the reading of the Queen’s Speech by Her Majesty in the House of Lords.

The time honoured tradition of proposing the Queen’s Speech is usually given to a senior backbench MP and marks the start of the new Parliamentary year.  Over the following five days MPs will deliberate on the legislative programme being introduced by the Government over the coming year.

Caroline has represented the Constituency of Meriden for nineteen years and will refer to the Government’s work on improving life chances, alongside the successful regeneration of significant parts of North Solihull, the 315,000 apprenticeships that have been created in the West Midlands since 2010 and the work of local charities.

Caroline said: ‘It was a great honour to be given the opportunity to propose the Queen’s Speech in Her Majesty’s 90th year’.

‘I was also pleased to be able to pay tribute to my constituents, who have put their faith in me to represent them for five consecutive terms. It is on their behalf that I welcome the measures put forward in the Queen’s Speech, which will deliver on the manifesto commitments of this this Government and ensure a safer and fairer society for all’.