How nice of Mr Alistair Burt MP to show keen interest in the life of his constituency in the most subtle way! You can almost imagine him relaxing at home with a copy of the Biggleswade Comet, when his attention suddenly focused on a news item on Mat’s preparations for The Christmas Carol (in the Henlow and Meppershall churches respectively). It is amazing Mr Burt found it at all, since the innocuous-looking article was relegated to back pages, just before Business and Sport. Not only that: he then grabbed a pen and wrote a personal letter of thanks to Mat, congratulating him on both the one-man performance and the fundraising initiative.
The letter really speaks volumes of Mr Burt who, despite his very busy parliamentary career, appears to be very much aware of what is happening closer to home, in his constituency, and quick to acknowledge, comment and praise.