Residents of Branston, Washingborough and Heighington joined local MP Stephen Phillips at the weekend for a supper of beef stew and mash at Branston Village Hall. "It's events like these which mark Lincolnshire out as such a special place," Stephen said. "We are lucky to still have the sort of communities where people look out for one another and spend time together, the communities in which I grew up and which are the bedrock of the country I love." Over dinner, Stephen spoke of his work as our MP and regaled guests with details of some of the more bizarre things he has had to deal with over the last 5 years, pointing out that his job has been hugely rewarding but also fun. He also stressed his own view of the importance of having MPs at Westminster who have worked outside politics and the dangers of leaving just the professional politicians in charge.
Pupils from William Alvey C.E. School in Sleaford welcomed local MP Stephen Phillips to assembly last week where he talked a little about what his job entails. Every year group across the school has been learning about democracy in this general election year and Stephen's picture presently graces a notice board in the main school hall. After assembly, Stephen met with pupils from Year 6 who had been preparing questions for him to answer, including what he thought he had achieved since he became our MP nearly five years ago. Stephen answered by referring to his work on mental health for veterans and, speaking during his visit, thanked Mr Alvey, the staff and children for inviting him. "It is fantastic to see everyone at William Alvey learning about democracy," he said. "I've had a lovely visit this morning even if some of the questions I have been asked have been quite tricky!"
Rachel Tweedale, who at the tender of age of 27 runs the Sleaford branch of the Elite Fish and Chip Company with its restaurant on Grantham Road Sleaford, has been serving local MP Stephen Phillips and his family on Fridays for the last 5 or so years, first from the Tritton Road branch near North Hykeham, and more recently from her new place of work. Rachel was recently named the Young Fish Fryer of the Year in the 2015 National Fish and Chip Awards, a hugely prestigious award, but obviously well-deserved for someone running a branch of a family business well known across the constituency for the last 25 years. Stephen dropped in last week to congratulate Rachel on her many successes and said, "Rachel is a real role model for young people wanting to get on and run their own businesses. This latest award comes as no surprise given her talents, and I am looking forward to many more years of Friday dinners cooked for the family by Rachel and her staff."
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