Maria Caulfield MP is today, 16th June 2021, celebrating Sussex Day, the annual day in celebration of all things Sussex.
The event takes place on St Richard's Day, the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, Sussex's patron saint. The date marks the anniversary of the translation of St Richard's body from its original burial place in the nave of Chichester Cathedral to an elaborate shrine at the cathedral on 16 June 1276.
Maria Caulfield joined other Sussex MPs in Parliament to recognise the important day for our historic county.
The Lewes MP said “Sussex Day provides an opportunity to recognise the importance of our beautiful and historic county and celebrate all it has to offer for residents and visitors alike. I am pleased that the government are also taking the time to celebrate the day, with the county flag flying outside the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government.”
The Secretary of State for Housing, Communities & Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, wrote to Maria Caulfield ahead of Sussex Day and said “The Government attaches great importance to the history and traditions of our country, which are threads that help us to bind our diverse communities together. I hope that you and all your constituents enjoy yourselves on Sussex Day. I look forward to seeing celebrations to mark this important day.”