Michael Fabricant has recently returned from Washington after taking a
contingent of 18 people from Lichfield and other parts of the West
Midlands on a goodwill visit to the USA. The visited was paid for
privately by each participant – no public funding was involved.
The group visited The White House, the United States Congress, and the
British Embassy where they were briefed privately by the British
Ambassador Sir David Manning.
Michael Fabricant says "The visit followed on from a highly successful
visit a couple of years back to Litchfield in Connecticut. This time,
we visited the United States’ capital as well as towns and cities in
Maryland and Virginia. Everyone made us feel very welcome and the
briefing from the British Ambassador, followed by a question and answer
session, gave us a valuable insight into current British-American
diplomatic and trade relations. We were delighted to fly the flag for
Britain and for the City of Lichfield."
Photograph shows Michael Fabricant’s party outside the White House.