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Romford's MP calls for public holiday to celebrate Queen's Sapphire Jubilee

PUBLISHED: 11:00 07 March 2017 | UPDATED: 13:00 07 March 2017

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.

Romford MP Andrew Rosindell.

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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.”

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.

“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.”

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