Campbell invites PM and successors to Royal Portrush

03 July 2019

DUP East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has encouraged the Prime Minister and her two potential successors to visit Royal Portrush during The Open Championship.

Gregory Campbell MP

DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office

Gregory Campbell

Mr Campbell made the suggestion during Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons.

Speaking afterwards Mr Campbell said,

“Northern Ireland was once known across the world almost exclusively for the Troubles.  Today Northern Ireland is known across the world for many positive reasons but in particular our golfers and golf courses.

It is an incredible honour for Royal Portrush to host the 148th Open.  It sends all the right messages about Northern Ireland. 

As the local MP, I am working to help the region capitalise on this tournament and ensure there is a legacy for the area which helps jobs and investment.

It would be tremendous to see both current and future PMs visit Royal Portrush.  I know Mrs May has previously played pool with her Italian counterpart, I may not be much of a golfer but if they wish to visit the course after the tournament, I will give it a go.”

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