Sherwood MP's pride at being part of Royal Procession ahead of Queen's Speech

Sherwood MP Mark Spencer has spoken of his pride at being asked to take part in the ceremonial Royal Procession in the State Opening of Parliament.

Wednesday, 11th May 2022, 1:04 pm

In his role as Leader of the House of Commons and Lord President of the Privy Council Mr Spencer joined figures like the Sergeant at Arms and the Sword of the State in the traditional display of pageantry that sees MPs walk from the House of Commons to the House of Lords for the Queen’s Speech, which outlines the Governement’s plans for the coming Parliamentary year.

Posting on his Facebook page, Mr Spencer, whose constituency includes Ollerton, Edwinstowe and Rainworth, said: “I was honoured to be asked to take part in the Royal Procession ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in my capacity as Lord President of the Council.

“The Queen's Speech was read by The Prince of Wales.

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Hucknall MP Mark Spencer takes his place in the Royal Procession at the State Opening of Parliament. Photo: Aaron Chown/AFP/Getty Images

“The speech set out the Government’s legislative agenda for the next 12 months, which will deliver on the promises that have been made to the British people.

“This Government will continue to support more people into work, deliver more opportunities to level up the whole United Kingdom, and give the Police the resources that they need to make our streets safer.”

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Hucknall MP Mark Spencer and Dominic Raab MP, the Lord High Chancellor, speak with HRH Prince Charles before he delivered the Queen's Speech on Her Majesty's behalf. Photo: Aaron Chown/AFP/Getty Images