MP launches campaign to put a portrait of the Queen in every home "that would like one"


Buckingham Palace (Image: David Iliff. License: CC BY-SA 3.0).

The Conservative MP for Beaconsfield in England, Joy Morrissey, has launched a campaign to put a portrait of the Queen in every home, company, and institution that would like one.


In a statement released online Morrissey said: "I am proud to be launching a national campaign with the British Monarchists Society, to put a Portrait of Her Majesty in every home, company, and institution that would like one."


The American-born MP also said that it is time to "rediscover our pride in being British!".


A poll conduced by YouGov on June 23 found that only 4% of homes in the UK have an image of the Queen on display.


Magdalen College


Morrissey had previously hit out at a decision by students at Magdalen College, Oxford University to remove a portrait of the Queen from their common room.


Members of Magdalen College Middle Common Room said: “for some students depictions of the monarch and the British monarchy represent recent colonial history”.


In response to the decision, Morrissey tweeted: "Just ordered another portrait of the Queen to hang in my office - our longest serving Sovereign & Head of State. Probably send one to Oxford’s Magdalen College as well since they seemed to have misplaced a copy… Hope it really brightens up their common room. #GodSaveTheQueen

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