Festive Wedding in Parliament

Jack Lopresti, Member of Parliament for Filton and Bradley Stoke, has been celebrating his wedding to fellow MP, Andrea Jenkyns, at an intimate ceremony in the chapel at the Palace of Westminster on Friday, 22nd December.

The two Brexiteers first met at a baseball game during a parliamentary delegation to Washington DC in 2015, the same year Andrea won her seat over the then Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls.

The wedding took place in the historic chapel of St Mary Undercroft which was completed in 13thcentury. The ceremony was attended by 70 of the happy couple’s closest family and friends. The service was led by the Speaker’s Chaplain, the Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin, and was followed by an intimate reception held on the Parliamentary estate.

Following the wedding Jack said: ‘I’d like to thank everyone for attending the ceremony today, especially my daughter Sophie, who gave one of the readings, my best man Tim Bowles and Andrea’s older sister, Deborah, who the matron of honour’.

After the ceremony, Andrea said: ‘I am absolutely delighted, to have married Jack here today and have been lucky enough to have our baby son, Clifford, as our ring bearer.

‘I would like to thank my Mum, Valerie, for walking me down the aisle today and for her constant love and support. My father, Clifford, whom my son is named after, died six years ago and my thoughts and prayers were with him today’.

Baby Clifford was nicknamed “Brexit Clifford” when he was born on the day Article 50 was triggered in Parliament. His birth was announced to the Commons Chamber to much merriment and was congratulated by the Speaker and the Prime Minister.

Over the Christmas break the couple will be honeymooning in Venice and will be returning to their duties in the New Year.