Romford’s MP calls for public holiday to celebrate Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee
- Credit: Archant
An MP is to call for a public holiday in June to mark the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee.
Romford MP Andrew Rosindell will introduce in the commons today, a bill to guarantee in law that the UK and commonwealth officially marks the achievement.
On February 6, the Queen celebrated 65 years on the throne.
“We have always held special ceremonies and we should do the same for this one now,” he said.
“This one should be the biggest and most special.”
You may also want to watch:
The Queen acceded to the throne following the death of her beloved father, George VI, on February 6 1952.
“I’ve met her several times,” continued Mr Rosindell.
- 1 Police investigating 'unexplained' death in Collier Row
- 2 Housing in Havering: Major developments set to come to the borough
- 3 Two men stabbed after fight reported outside Romford nightclub
- 4 Reward offered to help find iconic Noak Hill Laurel and Hardy statues
- 5 Pooches delight as new dog-friendly playground opens at Collier Row pub
- 6 Plan agreed to tackle persistent flooding in Abbs Cross Lane
- 7 Apology issued after council error sees pupils' fee multiplied by 100
- 8 Can you help find missing teenager last seen in Hornchurch?
- 9 How did your Havering GP surgery score in NHS patient survey?
- 10 New Home Bargains store to open in Romford
“I’m a big fan, she’s amazing.
“The job she does for our country is amazing, when you consider the rest of the world’s dignitaries that have come and gone.
“No one has done the length of service or time that she has.”
Along with a public holiday, Mr Rosindell said a service of thanks giving at St Paul’s Cathedral should also be held.
“Just like we have done before,” he added referring to the Queen’s silver and diamond jubilees.
“I think when you’re looking at Britain’s position now, we can show pride in our country.”