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Peter Luff was on hand to greet a special round of Evesham asparagus brought to the House of Commons to celebrate St George's Day.

The asparagus was transported to the Commons by the Lord Lieutenant, Michael Brinton, in a Morgan car. It was welcomed by Miss England (Georgia Horsley) and Andrew Rosindell MP, the chairman of the St George's Day All Party Parliamentary group.

Also present was the Chairman of Wychavon district council, Councillor Don Lawley, who drank from the Loving Cup of England with Miss England.

Commenting, Peter said,

"Worcestershire grows the best asparagus in the world _ and the name of Evesham is forever associated with this wonderful English vegetable. So it was very fitting to mark St George's day in the Commons with a "round of grass".

"For far too long the English have been reluctant to celebrate their national day. The Scottish, the Welsh and the Irish have always been more confident about their national identity and the celebrations around their saints' days. Now it is time for England to fly the cross of St George and to celebrate his name day as part of the country's heritage with pride and confidence."

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