Occasionally receptions are held at No11 Downing Street to discuss HM Treasury priorities. On Monday, 14th October I was invited to bring a guest and was pleased to invite Mr Jabeer Miah JP, a community leader and local Northampton solicitor.
Jabeer and I chatted with Treasury decision-makers, including the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid. I have known Jabeer for many years in Northampton and he serves our town in several ways including as a magistrate and on the Inter-Faith Forum. Recently he organised an Open Day at the Mosque in St George’s Street.
We were able to speak at length with the Chancellor about the economy.
Giving Northampton North residents the opportunity to visit this country’s political institutions and meet senior Ministers is an honour, and something I seek to offer to Northampton residents whenever possible.