Peterborough MP Stewart Jackson: Queen sets us a shining example

This week saw the official celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's 90th Birthday '“ with events taking place across Peterborough and the country. I personally attended a fantastic lunch put on by Peterborough City College, with a meal prepared by their catering students, for 90 year olds from across the city. It was great to speak to so many of my constituents and hear their life stories.

Sunday, 19th June 2016, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:58 pm
Stewart Jackson MP's Westminster Life column in the Peterborough Telegraph -

On Sunday, it was fantastic to see the Mall lined with 10,000 albeit rain-sodden charity workers at The Patron’s Lunch. The Queen used her speech to pay tribute to their “commitment, selfless devotion and generosity of spirit”, thanks which could equally be mirrored back to Her Majesty for all she has done for our nation and the Commonwealth.

The Queen sets us all a shining example of hard work and community-focus in her dedication to our nation. The Queen’s faithful devotion to the United Kingdom throughout her reign has shown her to be a true representative for our great and democratic country.

God bless the Queen and Great Britain!

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Inspired by the Queen’s service and the many charity workers at the Patron’s Lunch - looking for volunteering opportunities? There are plenty out there, whatever your interests. Not sure where to start? Have a look at Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service’s Volunteer Centre For young people there is also the voluntary National Citizenship Service programme which gives 15-17 
year olds the opportunity to take part in social action projects and build skills for work and life. For more information, please visit

If you are involved in a community or volunteer project in Peterborough, I’d welcome the chance to visit – please contact me.