At a meeting on 25th March 2015 at Shire Hall UKIP Councillors Richard Leppington and Alan Preest were successful in passing a motion calling on Gloucestershire County Council to organise a suitable commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.
Councillor Leppington said "I believe that Magna Carta is worth celebrating. I can think of no greater legacy than the events in a field at Runnymede 800 years ago to help our young people to understand the importance of the basic rights and freedoms we enjoy today"
A suitable commemorative event will now be organised by the County Council
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