CAMERON IN ALNWICK: PM buys Northumberland sausage

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A visit to two award-winning food shops was on the menu for David Cameron during his walk-about in Alnwick today.

The Prime Minister popped in to R Turnbull and Sons and purchased a pound of Northumberland sausage, before meeting Carlo Biagioni and staff outside Carlo’s Fish and Chip Shop. He also met employees of estate agent Rook Matthews Sayer.

Prime Minister David Cameron chats to Mark Turnbull of R Turnbull and Sons.

Prime Minister David Cameron chats to Mark Turnbull of R Turnbull and Sons.

After the visit, Mark Turnbull said: “It was a bit of a surprise, it is not what you expect to happen on a Monday morning in Alnwick. It was a real honour that he bought the sausage. I recommended the Northumberland sausage, which is made with local pork and flavoured with Northumberland honey, Lindisfarne Mead and herbs. It was a great privilege to have the Prime Minister in the shop. It has all been a bit of a whirlwind.”

Mr Biagioni, who is also chairman of Alnwick Chamber of Trade, quizzed the Prime Minister on business rates in the town.

He said: “Mr Cameron assured me that they are still working on the review of business rates for Alnwick. That was a really good answer from him and I believe that he will do it. It has been excellent to have the PM in Alnwick.”

During the walk-about, which started at just after 12.30pm, Mr Cameron took time to talk to a number of voters, answering their questions and giving his backing to Conservative parliamentary candidate for Berwick, Anne-Marie Trevelyan.

Prime Minister David Cameron meets staff at Rook Matthews Sayer in Alnwick.

Prime Minister David Cameron meets staff at Rook Matthews Sayer in Alnwick.

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