Remembering when the PM came to town

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In the last week, Theresa May has taken over as Prime Minister of the UK after Aylesbury-born Andrea Leadsom pulled out of the race to number ten.

For one charity, this has given them the chance to revisit the time Mrs May came to the town to lend them a helping hand.

She recorded an audio book for the Calibre audio library in Weston Turville in 2011 along with several of her Conservative Party colleagues.

Mrs May recorded The Worm Hunt by Diana Hendry from Calibre’s Funny Stories for Seven Year Olds collection.

The library on New Road tweeted the above photo on Monday July 18 with the message: “To mark our new PM #TheresaMay – here she is recording our children’s book The Worm Hunt.”

Previous Prime Minister David Cameron also visited Calibre in 2011 to record an audio book called Hamish Goes Swimming.

The Conservative Party started their involvement with the local charity in 2011 when they were selected at the party conference as that years social action project.

At each conference delegates are asked to help out with a cause and on this occasion they chose Calibre, the audio library set up in 1974.

Conservative politicians from all across the country visited the library back in 2011 to help with the recordings.

Iain Duncan Smith, Andrew Lansley and Baroness Warsi were some of the high profile names who stopped by to help.

Speaking in 2011 at the time of the recordings Liz Clarke, the head of fundraising said: “It has been phenomenal the interest we have had.

“I think we have recorded over 300 short stories and poems.”

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