Northamptonshire business owners, representatives of local colleges, charities and Northamptonshire visitor attractions met with Northamptonshire MPs on Monday at an event organised by Northamptonshire membership organisation NNBN.

Twenty one members of NNBN joined co-founders Simon and Marie Cox to travel to London as the party undertook a tour of the Palace of Westminster and Houses of Parliament, met with MPs and witnessed Parliament sitting in action with the afternoon’s proceedings taking place with a strong focus on Defence.

As part of the day, members were able to engage with three of Northamptonshire MPs, Philip Hollobone (Kettering), new elected Labour MP Gen Kitchen (Wellingborough and Rushden) and Andrew Lewer MBE (Northampton South) to raise questions around a variety of topics and to ask for further engagement around key issues that they were facing.

Organiser and Director of NNBN Simon Cox said “It was an amazing opportunity for our members to join Marie and I in the Houses of Parliament and take in the history of the building, engage in the round table meeting and enjoy witnessing Parliament in action later in the afternoon.

I was delighted that our members were able to raise their questions to the MPs and that they were willing to listen to concerns. There are follow up meetings to be had from the Q&A round table meeting and we look forward to helping our members engage further with these conversations.

We would like to thank the three Northamptonshire MPs who joined us for the round table Q&A after the tour and appreciated their time and openness when it came to the questions that were raised.

We’re also delighted that we were able to organise the visit and support our members with their questions. It was an incredible day where Northamptonshire came together at the top of the UK where business takes place constantly and we would like to thank our members for joining us and being part of the day.

I would also like to thank Philip Hollobone, MP for Kettering, for his hospitality on the day and helping to facilitate the visit which was appreciated by our members.”

NNBN is a non-political organisation which helps support business growth in Northamptonshire and was recently announced as a Finalist in the UK Start Up Awards for the Midlands area having launched in March 2022.

For further information visit https://nnbn.co.uk