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PM hails Brewers’ ‘exciting journey’

19 April 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron was a very special guest to Burton Albion today having been in Burton ahead of the local elections; which take place on 2nd May.

The Prime Minister held meetings at the Pirelli Stadium and was also introduced to local Conservatives on the Staffordshire County Council.

The nation’s leader was also introduced by local MP Andrew Griffiths to Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson and wife Lesley, Manager Gary Rowett and Community Trust Manager Andy Taylor.

There was also a presentation to Mr Cameron, who gratefully received a personalised Burton Albion home shirt as well as a Billy and Bettie mascot for his children.

The Prime Minister showed a great deal of interest in the club asking questions ranging from the history of the Brewers’ to details about the Pirelli Stadium and the club’s old home at Eton Park; whilst also taking in the Stadium from the stands.

Upon concluding his visit, the Prime Minister commented: ‘It’s lovely to come to your club and you appear to have a decent prospect of going up.

‘It’s a very exciting journey you’ve been on and it’s great to have come and seen your stadium and I wish you all the best of luck in the future.’

Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson added: ‘It was an honour to welcome the Prime Minister and his colleagues to the Pirelli Stadium.

‘The visit was successful and reflects favourably both on the football club and the local community and it was great to see the Prime Minister showing such a keen interest in the club and what it represents.

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