Prime Minister jokes with Peterborough MP about ‘difficult’ relationship

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Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson welcomed David Cameron to the city - but revealed the Prime Minister had joked he was ‘difficult’ when he arrived.

Mr Jackson was among a large number of Conservatives at the Conservative Club in Broadway to welcome Mr Cameron to the city today, following the party’s win in the city council elections last night.

David Cameron in Peterborough

David Cameron in Peterborough

Mr Jackson said: “He (David Cameron) wanted to know the secret of our success, and how we were able to buck the trend and go from no overall control to winning a small majority. He did joke that John Holdich had a small majority and because of people like me it was difficult because he had a small majority, but he did it in an affectionate way, and it was taken that way.”

Mr Jackson also said there was work to be done in the future to ‘put Peterborough on the map’ across the world.

He said: “We need to power down on getting new businesses in the city, to regenerate areas like Fletton Quays, get more apprenticeships, inprove school standards and to put Peterborough on the map in London and across the world as a great city.”