MPs get a taste of the county

A TASTE of Northumberland was delivered to Westminster with the help of a Lynemouth chocolate maker.

Social enterprise Kenspeckle was invited to showcase its wares at the Houses of Parliament as part of Northumberland Day.

And Berwick MP Sir Alan Beith was delighted to welcome the business.

“It was wonderful to see so many friends bringing the best food and drink down to Westminster to take part in Northumberland Day, including Doddington Dairy from Wooler and Kenspeckle chocolate and fudge makers from Lynemouth,” he said.

“I believe Kenspeckle was the only social enterprise company, run by and for the local community, to take part in the day and I was delighted to welcome it to the Houses of Parliament.”

Kenspeckle Manager Dawn Watts said: “We are a social enterprise which began with making fudge in the community cafe so to be showing off our chocolate and fudge in Westminster was a fantastic opportunity.

“Sir Alan made us very welcome and has always taken an interest in what we do, and the Prime Minister adored our salted chocolate bars.”