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Should an MP be on the Civic List for invitations?

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Should an MP be on the Civic List for invitations? Link to this post

Dear all
In my 4 years as a Civic Officer I have always put the local MP down to receive invitations to Civic events. This year we have a new MP and I'm not sure if he should be invited to the Civic Dinner or not? I thought yes but a Councillor has questioned this and thinks they are not a Civic as such and therefore should only be invited if they are a friend of the Mayor. What are your thoughts on this? do you always invite the MP to Civic Dinners?
Many thanks
Sarah

Re: Should an MP be on the Civic List for invitations? Link to this post

MPs are included in the official civic line up greeting The Queen so I believe that an MP is, therefore a civic guest. If he or she was only included as a friend of the Mayor this might well be deemed to be showing political support

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