Sir David asks new PM for Southend city status

Following his appointment by HM Queen as Prime Minister, Thursday 25th July saw Boris Johnson make a statement to the House of Commons.  

The Prime Minister delivered an initial statement and was then questioned by the Leader of the Opposition and other political party leaders. Countless questions then followed on topics ranging from defence to cancer and the NHS.  

Sir David Amess, having already made two contributions in the House of Commons earlier that day, was called by the Speaker and asked for a Minister of the Crown to call a city-status competition.  

In response, the Prime Minister said “I have no alternative but to answer in the affirmative to that question.”