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Mulholland nominated for MP of the Year

October 17, 2014 3:56 PM

MP for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has been nominated for MP of the Year by the Patchwork Foundation, an organisation working to open up politics to people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Mulholland was nominated after taking on a Parliamentary Apprentice in his Westminster office earlier this year. Following a scheme launched in National Apprenticeship Week in April this year, 18 year old Corrina Bright joined Mulholland's Westminster office for six weeks during April-May while pursuing academic qualifications at a college in Westminster.

The MP of the Year Awards have been organised in association with Mosaic Associates, Three Faiths Forum, UpRising and The National Union of Students. The winner will be announced at a ceremony in Parliament on 5th November.

Commenting, Mulholland said:

"I feel honoured to be nominated for this award. Parliament must open itself up to people from a whole range of backgrounds, which is why I was pleased to be part of the traineeship scheme. Corrina was a fantastic addition to my team and I hope she learnt a lot that will stand her in good stead for the future."

Jonathan Freeman, from the Patchwork Foundation's National Board added:

"It's great to see MPs like Greg sharing our commitment to make politics accessible to people from disadvantaged backgrounds. We were delighted to see him take on a parliamentary apprentice and this is a well-deserved nomination."