Lunch on the day of Her Majesty’s visit to Bexley in July 2002
Lunch on the day of Her Majesty’s visit to Bexley in July 2002

At last nights Full Council in Bexley the Labour Group proposed a motion commending Her Majesty The Queen for her dedication to duty and making good on her promise on her 21st Birthday to serve the people of Britain and the Commonwealth.

In moving the motion, Cllr Chris Ball reflected on the huge changes in society since The Queen made her speech. Petrol was 40p a gallon, a house in Bexley would set you back £1500 and Churchill was Prime Minister. Times were more deferential and society far more closed. Over seven decades later the country is unrecognisable in comparison. The one constant is the Queen herself.

The Queen, who has made a number of visits to Bexley, sets an example to all, whether Monarchist or Republican, on how to respond to people of all backgrounds and faiths, how selfless public service is to be commended.

Unusually, the Conservative Group supported the motion and it was agreed unanimously.


The motion from Cllr Chris Ball read:

The London Borough of Bexley sends its heartiest congratulations to Her Majesty The Queen on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee. Whilst there may be differing constitutional views, there is unanimity that Her Majesty has made good on her pledge made on her 21st birthday to serve the people of the Commonwealth. We commend Her Majesty for her duty, service and dedication as we celebrate this unique moment in our history.

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