Monday 1 December 2008

Loyal Liz

Erewash MP Liz Blackman has been given the honour of seconding the Loyal Address on Wednesday.

After the Queen's address in the House of Lords the MPs file back down to the Commons where one MP gets the job of moving the Loyal Address - the Commons' acceptance of the Queen's Speech.

Then another MP, in this case Blackman, has to second it - which basically means she gets to give a speech about her constituency and (probably) how it has benefited from Government policy over the years.

It's considered an honour to be chosen for the task and Blackman’s selection highlights the favour she is still held in with the powers that be.

Among senior Labour officials it is almost a given that Blackman will be offered a Government position at the next reshuffle.

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