Pausing briefly from the pomp and ceremony of the annual State Opening of Parliament, Suffolk's MPs came together today to celebrate the first ever Suffolk Day.
Therese said: "I was delighted to join my fellow county MPs to help create a small piece of Suffolk in Westminster today, as we came together to celebrate the first ever Suffolk Day.
The event which has been spearheaded by BBC Radio Suffolk presenter, Mark Murphy and supported by our local newspapers comes from the successful Yorkshire Day, which takes place on the 1st August every year. As Mark says, being the sunrise county on the east coast, it is fitting that our now annual Suffolk Day will take place on the longest day of the year, June 21st.
Suffolk Day aims to recognise and celebrate all that is great about Suffolk - and my goodness do we have a lot to shout about. With the success of our local economy based on tourism, I hope that Suffolk Day will develop as a useful fillip for our businesses and a fun-filled day for local residents."
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