On the 15th May Pauline Latham took time away from campaigning to welcome Mark Garnier, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for International Trade, to the constituency. She accompanied him on his tour of the Bowler factory in Belper as staff showed him round and described how the firm is the market leader in a range of high performance and racing all-terrain vehicles.
Commenting on the visit, Pauline said:
"I was delighted to welcome Mark to the constituency, and show him first hand the fantastic businesses we have in the area. Few are more exciting to see up close than Bowler, who make a range of incredible all-terrain performance vehicles and are a thriving local company. Given Mark's role, we were also obviously very keen to discuss improving the export opportunities for the firm".
"Mark was very interested in what he saw, and I would like to thank him for coming down to the constituency and giving up his time".