06 FEB 2018

Christmas Card Winner Grace Visits Parliament

Helen Grant MP has welcomed the winner of her annual Christmas Card competition, Grace Tucker, to Parliament. During her visit Grace was able to enjoy a tour of Parliament, tea in the historic Pugin Room and a live House of Commons debate.

The visit took on added poignancy as it coincided with the day when Parliament reflected upon the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Helen was therefore able to refer to Grace, who was watching from the public gallery, during her question to the Home Secretary Amber Rudd about the need to inspire more women into politics.

Grace, of Sissinghurst Church of England Primary School, was chosen as the winner from over 1500 entrants to the competition.

Following the visit Grace's Mum Nathalie tweeted, 'Thank you so much for having us, we have had an amazing day. Grace has now been inspired to become PM.'

Helen said, 'Grace and her Mum Nathalie are an absolute delight and it was a great pleasure to welcome them to Parliament.

It was particularly pleasing to be able to welcome Grace to Parliament on such a special day. I am acutely aware of my responsibility as a female MP to inspire the next generation of female politicians. Hopefully Grace's first experience of Parliament was a memorable one and who knows, perhaps her name is one to look out for in the future!'

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