City of Culture

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport – in the House of Commons at 9:30 am on 14 February 2013.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West 9:30, 14 February 2013

Although I fully appreciate that my hon. Friend must go through the formalities of the bidding process as to which city should be city of culture in 2017, he could save his time and the work of his officials by announcing now that Southend should be the city of culture.