MP Annette Brooke “exceptionally proud” to be given Local Address honour in Parliament

Bournemouth Echo: Annette Brooke MP Annette Brooke MP

A LIBERAL Democrat MP who is standing down at next year’s election, was given the honour of seconding the Loyal Address during the state opening of Parliament.

Annette Brooke, MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole was “exceptionally proud” to be the first female backbench Liberal MP ever chosen to propose or second the loyal speech.

She used her speech to talk fondly of her constituency, mentioning the historic market towns of Wareham and Wimborne, and the natural environment.

She spoke about the Dorset heath and Dorset Wildlife Trust’s Great Heath Living Landscape Project saying: “It is fantastic news for natural heritage, a huge range of common and extremely rare wildlife species and tourism.”

She praised legislation to extend further free childcare to the most disadvantaged two-year-olds and to introduce a bill to help working families with childcare costs.

Annette commended action being taken to combat modern slavery, referring to her trip to Moldova with UNICEF, from where young girls were being trafficked.

“It was a harrowing visit in more ways than one,” she said and welcomed the inclusion of a Modern Slavery Bill and additional support for victims in the Queen’s Speech.

Prime Minister David Cameron and Leader of the Opposition Ed Miliband paid tribute to her kindness, hard work and dedication in their speeches, which followed hers.

The Prime Minister remarked that she had, “served with distinction” during her 13 years in Parliament and the Leader of the Opposition said she would be greatly missed after her retirement.

Penny Mordaunt, Conservative MP for Portsmouth North proposed the speech, which set out the government’s legislative programme, and this was the first time that two female members fulfilled both roles.

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1:13pm Sat 7 Jun 14

kalebmoledirt says...

A great lady possessing all that is needed Grace humility honesty . Will be a sad day when you go x
A great lady possessing all that is needed Grace humility honesty . Will be a sad day when you go x kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 4

1:46pm Sat 7 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

Lib-Dem farewell speeches, I guess we had better get used to them because there going to be an awful lot soon.
Lib-Dem farewell speeches, I guess we had better get used to them because there going to be an awful lot soon. muscliffman
  • Score: 10

3:16pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Isosceles says...

MP Annette Brooke “exceptionally proud” to be given Local Address honour in Parliament
What was the Local Address that she was given?
MP Annette Brooke “exceptionally proud” to be given Local Address honour in Parliament What was the Local Address that she was given? Isosceles
  • Score: -6

3:28pm Sat 7 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

Annette Brookes opposes giving her constituents a vote on EU membership - can't wait to see the back of her.
Annette Brookes opposes giving her constituents a vote on EU membership - can't wait to see the back of her. rubberbandman5
  • Score: -6

4:42pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Adrian XX says...

I thought she already lived in the area.
I thought she already lived in the area. Adrian XX
  • Score: -13

5:23pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Jasper13 says...

Annette will be sorely missed by many, but not by me. In all my dealings with her she has proved to be a total waste of space.
I'm not blaming her as a person, she is just following the parliamentary line.

I suggest that people google 'Hollie Greig', and visit the 'FreeRobertGreen' website.

I have met her succesor, Vikki Slade, nice lady, no individual thought pattern that I could detect.
Annette will be sorely missed by many, but not by me. In all my dealings with her she has proved to be a total waste of space. I'm not blaming her as a person, she is just following the parliamentary line. I suggest that people google 'Hollie Greig', and visit the 'FreeRobertGreen' website. I have met her succesor, Vikki Slade, nice lady, no individual thought pattern that I could detect. Jasper13
  • Score: 1

6:30pm Sat 7 Jun 14

skydriver says...

Lib Dems, ah they are history I think, role on next election, I doubt if they will ever get a look inside No 10 again! Thank Goodness, a real bunch of losers , including their leader.
Lib Dems, ah they are history I think, role on next election, I doubt if they will ever get a look inside No 10 again! Thank Goodness, a real bunch of losers , including their leader. skydriver
  • Score: 14

6:58pm Sat 7 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

looks like the EU federalists are out in force today. Disgusting really, 70th anniversary of our brave lads and all that. What's the bet she ends up on the house of Lords gravy train next.
looks like the EU federalists are out in force today. Disgusting really, 70th anniversary of our brave lads and all that. What's the bet she ends up on the house of Lords gravy train next. rubberbandman5
  • Score: 14

7:21pm Sat 7 Jun 14

muscliffman says...

rubberbandman5 wrote:
looks like the EU federalists are out in force today. Disgusting really, 70th anniversary of our brave lads and all that. What's the bet she ends up on the house of Lords gravy train next.
...or a nice little number in the EU perhaps? Wherever it is let's hope there is a regular passing of federalist band wagons to jump on!
[quote][p][bold]rubberbandman5[/bold] wrote: looks like the EU federalists are out in force today. Disgusting really, 70th anniversary of our brave lads and all that. What's the bet she ends up on the house of Lords gravy train next.[/p][/quote]...or a nice little number in the EU perhaps? Wherever it is let's hope there is a regular passing of federalist band wagons to jump on! muscliffman
  • Score: 8

8:46pm Sat 7 Jun 14

cromwell9 says...

Annette Brooke
Well I shant be crying any tears over her retirement from being a Lib Dem Mp.
So she is concerned about people trafiking,So is every one else .
The LIB DEMS believe in open door acsess to the UK ,without any checks,
So any body can bring in who they like ,that could end up in the Gang Masteres hands ,to do what they like with.
The LIB DEMS are pro EU ,,which wae a Nazi idea in the 1930 s+the single currency.
So you see Annette Brooks, The LIB DEMS and the LABOUR party can only make things worse ,by not having imigration controls on our boarders,To stop the very thing you are campaining for.
So have a nice retirement.
Annette Brooke Well I shant be crying any tears over her retirement from being a Lib Dem Mp. So she is concerned about people trafiking,So is every one else . The LIB DEMS believe in open door acsess to the UK ,without any checks, So any body can bring in who they like ,that could end up in the Gang Masteres hands ,to do what they like with. The LIB DEMS are pro EU ,,which wae a Nazi idea in the 1930 s+the single currency. So you see Annette Brooks, The LIB DEMS and the LABOUR party can only make things worse ,by not having imigration controls on our boarders,To stop the very thing you are campaining for. So have a nice retirement. cromwell9
  • Score: 10

7:34am Sun 8 Jun 14

dorsetred says...

Any idea how much the unearned pension is going to cost us after only 13 years part time occupation? (refuse to call it work) mind you for opening garden fetes or closing Rem-Ploy etc etc no one better.
Any idea how much the unearned pension is going to cost us after only 13 years part time occupation? (refuse to call it work) mind you for opening garden fetes or closing Rem-Ploy etc etc no one better. dorsetred
  • Score: 6

9:36pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Hobad1 says...

All the Borough of Poole councillors have proved, over the years, that they are worthless and don't stand up for the people who elected them. When she goes, this might be an opportunity for someone to come in and actually think about the poeple of Poole.
All the Borough of Poole councillors have proved, over the years, that they are worthless and don't stand up for the people who elected them. When she goes, this might be an opportunity for someone to come in and actually think about the poeple of Poole. Hobad1
  • Score: 5

1:42pm Mon 9 Jun 14

KayKay23 says...

I am honoured to say that I have personally met Annette Brookes on a couple fo occasions and she is an absolute wonderful lady.
You will be missed Annette, thanks for everything you have done! :)
I am honoured to say that I have personally met Annette Brookes on a couple fo occasions and she is an absolute wonderful lady. You will be missed Annette, thanks for everything you have done! :) KayKay23
  • Score: -2

2:53pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Isosceles says...

I am still wondering what the 'Local Address' refers to in the headline!
I am still wondering what the 'Local Address' refers to in the headline! Isosceles
  • Score: 2

6:16pm Mon 9 Jun 14

rubberbandman5 says...

Kay Kay says thanks for everything you have done Annette - What has that dreadful women ever done that wasn't attention seeking for the publicity. Like I said........... Glad to see the back of that money grabber!
Kay Kay says thanks for everything you have done Annette - What has that dreadful women ever done that wasn't attention seeking for the publicity. Like I said........... Glad to see the back of that money grabber! rubberbandman5
  • Score: 3

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