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Former Tory MP and Dancing Queen Ann Widdecombe visits Louth

Pictured at the charity dinner are Paul Brackenbury (Mens Captain), Ann Widdecombe, Sir Peter Tapsell, Ann Brackenbury (Ladies Captain) and Bryan Utteridge, Chairman of Louth Golf Club.

Pictured at the charity dinner are Paul Brackenbury (Mens Captain), Ann Widdecombe, Sir Peter Tapsell, Ann Brackenbury (Ladies Captain) and Bryan Utteridge, Chairman of Louth Golf Club.

FORMER Tory MP turned dancing queen and TV star Ann Widdecombe was the special guest at a charity dinner in Louth on Friday.

The former Home Office Minister was guest speaker at Louth Golf Club’s charity dinner which helped to raise money for St Andrew’s Children’s Hospice.

Ann said she was happy to support a local cause which did a ‘very rare and very important job’ and was ‘delighted’ to have the opportunity to speak.

“The main purpose of the speech will be to entertain, talking about some of the things I’ve done since I left Parliament, like Strictly Come Dancing, pantomimes and operas. Largely it will just be a rather cheerful speech,” she said.

“I’ve been to Lincolnshire before but Louth is a new experience for me.”

Ann also supported another local cause by donating a recipe to Home Start East Lindsey’s ongoing project which is to work with local primary school pupils to create a healthy tea-time cook book.

When asked whether she might be tempted to recreate her famous dance moves from Strictly on the day, Ann responded: “Absolutely no chance at all, without Anton (du Beke) I simply cannot do it!”

The ex-MP, who quit politics in 2010, also revealed her support for the bid to get protected status for the Lincolnshire Sausage.

“That’s a very simple matter of honesty,” she said.

“If you are buying something like a Lincolnshire Sausage, what do you think when you buy the sausage?

“You think it comes from Lincolnshire.”

 

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