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Thursday night was party time with special guest for Fenland Tories

Fenland Conservatives enjoyed a 'party' laid on by local MP Steve Barclay as a thank-you for their support in the recent general election and he even provided a special gift in the guise of a notable guest.

Mr Barclay's supporters were asked who out the top Tories they would most like to meet and Jacob Rees Mogg, the leader of the House of Commons, was the chosen one.

He joined Mr Barclay and around 100 invited guests to the Angles Theatre in Wisbech on Thursday night for the party event, which saw a chat-show style conversation between the two men with a question and answer session with the delighted audience.

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP at the Angles with Steve Barclay MP. (29212130)
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP at the Angles with Steve Barclay MP. (29212130)

Fenland District Council leader, Councillor Chris Boden, who was among the invited, said: "It was a really good evening, everyone enjoyed themselves. It was interesting to hear the conversation between Steve and Jacob. It was very relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable - I know I certainly enjoyed it."

Mr Barclay Tweeted at the end of the evening: "A huge thanks to @Jacob_Rees_Mogg for joining us in Fenland last night. After a busy day in Westminster, Jacob gave a full house at the @AnglesTheatrea fascinating insight into the big political issues for the new Government"

The busy day in Westminster referred to their leader Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet re-shuffle. For Mr Rees-Mogg it was a question of carry on as he retained his position as leader of the House of Commons.

Jacob Rees-Mogg at the Angles. (29212128)
Jacob Rees-Mogg at the Angles. (29212128)

While it was all change for the former Brexit Secrectary and Mr Barclay, who lost his job when the Department for Exiting the European Union closed on January 31, was rewarded for his hard work on helping to get Britain out of the EU with a return to cabinet as Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

His role does not make him a full member of the cabinet, but he will attend cabinet meetings.

The North East Cambridgeshire MP has previously been a Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care and Economic Secretary to the Treasury. He also served as a Government Whip for 11 months.

Jacob Rees-Mogg MP at the Angles with Steve Barclay MP. (29212131)
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP at the Angles with Steve Barclay MP. (29212131)

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