Deputy Shropshire Council leader visits Number 10

By Dominic Robertson | North Shropshire | Politics | Published:

One of Shropshire's leading councillors represented the county on a visit to Number 10 Downing Street.

Shropshire Council's deputy leader Councillor Steve Charmley at Number 10 Downing Street

Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council's deputy leader and portfolio holder for corporate and commercial support, was a guest at the Prime Minister's London residence on Monday evening.

The Whittington representative was invited to attend the reception for Midlands Conservative associations.

During the visit, Councillor Charmley said he had spoken with Theresa May about her recent summit with US President Donald Trump, and her ongoing battle to balance the political difficulties of negotiating Brexit.

Councillor Charmley said: "I managed to get a meeting and a quick chat with the Prime Minister. It was very informal but I asked how she got on with Mr Trump and went through Brexit."

The Conservative Councillor said that Mrs May had remained tight lipped on her thoughts over the controversial Republican president.

He said: "She said it was a very interesting meeting and that he has got some very interesting ideas. She did not give any examples away though, as you would expect.


"It was nice to be introduced, and to represent Shropshire."


The meeting was attended by a number of MPs, including Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

Councillor Charmley added: "It was a good opportunity to promote the county and to champion what we are planning to do."

The deputy leader said it was also a chance to invite other authorities to visit Shropshire to see the work the council is doing.

Councillor Charmley, who comes from an agricultural background, said he was proud to have had the chance to meet the Prime Minister at Number 10, and to champion the county.

He said: "Going from a dairy farmer to meeting the Prime Minister, I have to say I did not think I would get there."


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