Theo Clarke MP for Stafford welcomes that the Commonwealth Games are in the West Midlands this summer and that the baton relay is coming to Stafford in July. In the Chamber of the House of Commons, Ms Clarke highlighted the recent visit of Nigel Huddleston MP, the Sports Minister, to open a Commonwealth Games venue in Staffordshire. Ms Clarke also spoke about the importance of the Commonwealth Games legacy for creating jobs, improving links with the Commonwealth and providing an economic boost to Staffordshire.
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Theo Clarke MP for Stafford:
“I was delighted to welcome the Sports Minister, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Worcestershire (Nigel Huddleston) to Staffordshire last week to officially open the mountain biking venue for the upcoming Commonwealth games. It has been announced that our county town of Stafford will be part of the Queen’s baton relay. Does my right hon. Friend agree that it is right not only to have a debate on the UK’s ties across the Commonwealth, but to ensure that we deliver a positive economic legacy for people and businesses in Stafford?”
The Rt Hon Mark Spencer MP, Leader of the House of Commons:
“My hon. Friend is a huge champion for Stafford and Staffordshire. I know that she secured the baton coming to Stafford, which will be an opportunity for her community to celebrate the Commonwealth games. There are huge economic opportunities for the country in our hosting the Commonwealth games in the west midlands in the near future. I know that my hon. Friend will make the most of making sure the legacy of those games will be felt around her constituency, and I congratulate her on the work she is doing.”