Sir David Celebrates New Jazz Centre in Prime Minister's Questions

On Wednesday, Sir David Amess MP delivered a question to the Prime Minister, calling for her to “join me in welcoming Sir Michael Parkinson having opened the expanded premises of the UK's first jazz centre in Southend”.


Sir David was delighted to attend the centre's grand opening, and gave credit in his question to local music hero Digby Fairweather, the inspiration for the centre.


The MP for Southend West declared “if music be the food of love, we could certainly do with a lot of music just now”, and he was met by a well-humoured response from the Prime Minister, who stated “I have of course been known to move to a little bit of music myself on occasions” before thanking both Sir David for “highlighting this excellent new centre” and her constituent, Sir Michael Parkinson, for the opening.


Sir David closed his question with what has now become somewhat of a staple finish to his PMQs, as he asked “and is that not yet another reason why Southend should be declared a city?” The MP's question was well received by the House, and the Prime Minister duly noted “the bid he has put in once again in relation to Southend”.