Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced that he and his family will be spending Christmas visiting new friends in the North of England following the Conservative’s resounding victory in Thursday’s General Election.
The MP for North-East Somerset, who easily held on to his seat despite a small swing towards the Liberal Democrats, is said to have booked rooms for his wife and six children above Bolsover Working Men’s Club, long a bastion of Labour activity.
Former miner Robert Scratchett who now runs the club, admitted, “if anyone had said I would be hosting a Tory Cabinet minister I’d have laughed in their face, but it is Christmas and in the spirit of the season we’ve decided to open our doors and our hearts.”
Forty-two year old Mr Scratchett agreed that it was a tough decision, “my 8 year old son Tim has been very ill recently and yet he had to sleep on the floor of the local hospital because there were no beds.
“I was furious and blamed the government but although the little fella could hardly speak, he looked me in the eyes and managed to utter six words – ‘Daddy’, he said ‘we must get Brexit done.’”
Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is said to be delighted with the Rees-Mogg’s festive peregrination as he is keen to forge greater links with people in former Labour Heartlands.
Conservative HQ are believed to have funded the gift of a prize Turkey for Mr Rees-Mogg to take with him as a gesture of goodwill.
A buoyant Rees-Mogg explained, “The children are tremendously excited; we have already begun packing and hope to arrive on Christmas Eve. We’re just checking which vaccinations we will need and then it’s off to the North we go!”