Kings Langley MP Mike Penning selected for Privy Council

Watford Observer: Kings Langley MP Mike Penning selected for Privy Council Kings Langley MP Mike Penning selected for Privy Council

The Prime Minister has announced the appointment of Kings Langley’s MP, Mike Penning to Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Privy Council’s role is to advise The Queen on the exercise of Her Majesty’s prerogative powers as Monarch.

Mike Penning said: "It is a great privilege to have been appointed to the Privy Council. The Privy Council is one of the most ancient arms of Government and I am deeply honoured to become a member."

Historically, Privy Counsellors were the chief governing body and fulfilled the role that the Cabinet performs today.

Appointments are made by the Sovereign on the advice of the Prime Minister. Appointment to the Privy Council is for life, but only Ministers of the democratically elected Government of the day participate in its policy work.

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11:09am Sat 1 Mar 14

LocalBoy1 says...

Seems to be a rather pointless position to hold???.......... The Privy Council’s role is to advise The Queen on the exercise of Her Majesty’s prerogative powers as Monarch........ Does the Queen have any powers left??

"Sold out to Europe: Brown makes Queen sign away our sovereignty"
"GORDON Brown was last night accused of betraying Britain with a “grubby”surrende
r to Brussels". (Express article)
Seems to be a rather pointless position to hold???.......... The Privy Council’s role is to advise The Queen on the exercise of Her Majesty’s prerogative powers as Monarch........ Does the Queen have any powers left?? "Sold out to Europe: Brown makes Queen sign away our sovereignty" "GORDON Brown was last night accused of betraying Britain with a “grubby”surrende r to Brussels". (Express article) LocalBoy1

1:54pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Arthur says...

According to the Tory Website

http://www.conservat
ives.com/people/memb
ers_of_parliament/pe
nning_mike.aspx

Penning is the MP for Hemel Hempstead, a much bigger place. Why is the WO forever demoting him to Kings Langley?
According to the Tory Website http://www.conservat ives.com/people/memb ers_of_parliament/pe nning_mike.aspx Penning is the MP for Hemel Hempstead, a much bigger place. Why is the WO forever demoting him to Kings Langley? Arthur

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