Classic group continues despite election woes
MPs Sir Greg Knight and Kelvin Hopkins are to continue representing classic owners at Westminster – despite the Conservative Party losing its majority in the Commons.
Hopkins, deputy chair of the All Party Parliamentary Historic Vehicle Group (APPHVG), was re-elected as Labour MP for Luton North, and chairman Knight, was also re-elected as Conservative MP for East Yorkshire.
Final details of the new government were still being discussed as CCW went to press, but it looks likely that the Conservatives will establish a majority through a ‘supply and confidence’ deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party.
Hopkins says: ‘Both Sir Greg Knight and myself are looking forward to another term in Parliament and another stint looking after the APPHVG. We will take care of the interests of all classic vehicle owners with the help of the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs during the new term.’
He adds: ‘I will also work hard to make sure our right to use our classic vehicles on the public highway is preserved and our right to work on them as well.’
Hopkins said he was sure he made classic cars a prominent feature in his election literature, something he believes helped him to get re-elected in Vauxhall’s heartland Luton as a result.