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MP stages a surgery with floating voters

By Stroud Life  |  Posted: October 10, 2012

  • Neil Carmichael talking to Peter Bonnington.

  • The MP waves from the side of Perseverance.

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A FULL crew of constituents met MP Neil Carmichael during his unusual, first floating surgery.

All dozen slots for the innovative meet-the-MP sessions were taken when he boarded a canal narrowboat between Slimbridge and Hardwicke.

Mr Carmichael cruised on the Perseverance, the Cotswold Canal Trust's trip boat and said: "I'm a strong supporter of the trust's restoration of our local canals.

"They are a wonderful facility for local people and visitors alike," he added.

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