Why local MP was a Westminster top dog?

MP Jonathan Reynolds was top dog after winning a parliamentary competition to promote World Book Day.

And the prize was 600 free books which Mr Reynolds has been distributing in his Stalybridge and Hyde constituency.

MPs were asked to share an image relating to this year’s theme, #ShareAStory, to help promote World Book Day and the joys of reading together to constituents.

Jonathan Reynolds presents books to Bradley Green Primary

Mr Reynolds’ image showed him reading children’s classic Dogs by Emily Gravett to his youngest labradoodle, Wilson.

The books have arrived, and he has begun to distribute them to good causes across the constituency.

The prize-winning image

First stop was Bradley Green Primary Academy where he was joined by Hyde Newton councillors Peter Robinson and Helen Bowden.

Next was Hattersley Hub where Longdendale councillors Jacqueline Owen, Jacqueline North and Janet Cooper plan to distribute them to local children at a Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

Mr Reynold said: “Never mind elections – the three greatest wins of my life have been winning best newcomer with my peas at Mottram Show, winning Westminster Dog of the Year with my lovely labradoodles Clinton and Kennedy, and now winning the parliamentary World Book Day contest!

“As an avid bookworm myself, and as a parent, I know that a love of reading is so crucial to kids’ development. I’m thrilled to be able to share these free books with children across the constituency and brighten their day.”

Mr Reynolds is currently liaising with councillors in other wards to find the best outlets for rest of the books and looks forward to distributing them over the weeks ahead.

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