Clegg's West Country outing

PUBLISHED: 18:00 15 August 2014

Nick Clegg and Tessa Munt

Nick Clegg and Tessa Munt

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DEPUTY Prime Minister Nick Clegg took a break from the 'slightly stuffy' Parliament routine to visit a Somerset colleague.

Mr Clegg came to Burnham to lend a helping hand to MP Tessa Munt, who has been volunteering in the community.

Ms Munt was being a carer for the day with home care specialists Neighbourhood Care at a house in Atyeo Close.

The elderly couple, who are both in their 90s, were pleased to welcome Mr Clegg into their home.

Mr Clegg said: “I think they do a great job and it is not easy. It is important for elderly people to see familiar faces to build up trust.

“Organisations like Neighbourhood Care are part of the key, what I discovered is that it is important to build up trust and for them to see a familiar face every day.”

He also commented on his trip out of the office and said: “I am loving my day, I love being out of Westminster. I’m not keen on the slightly stuffy, old-fashioned way we do politics in Westminster.

“This is a great example of the way Tessa gets her hands dirty to get to hear directly what the issues are in her community.”

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