Councillor 'delighted' with hand-written birthday card from Boris Johnson

East Cambs Councillor Bill Hunt with his his son, MP Tom Hunt, and a birthday card from Prime Minister Boris Johnson

East Cambs Councillor Bill Hunt with his birthday card from Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He is pictured with his son, MP Tom Hunt. - Credit: TOM HUNT

An Ely councillor was "shocked and delighted" to receive a hand-written birthday card from Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

East Cambs Councillor Bill Hunt said the surprise card was hand-delivered to him by his son Tom Hunt, who is MP for Ipswich, on the day he turned 76.

"I was very pleased because it's not often you get a card from the Prime Minister," said the Stretham ward councillor.

East Cambs Councillor Bill Hunt with his birthday card from Prime Minister Boris Johnson

East Cambs Councillor Bill Hunt with his birthday card from Prime Minister Boris Johnson - Credit: TOM HUNT

"It wasn't a standard one, etiher - it was quite personalised," he added.

The card reads: "To Bill, happy birthday and best wishes" and added "thanks for lending us your prodigiously gifted son". 


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The special card is currently sat on Bill's mantlepiece - but he plans to frame it in the near future.

"I don't suppose I'll get one every year but I just think it's rather lovely that the man's got a sense of humour and can turn off for a couple of minutes."

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To celebrate his big day, Bill and his son took a nine-hour voyage from Ely to Huntingdon on his boat.

MP Tom Hunt said: "My dad got a birthday card from someone he wasn’t expecting. Very flattered with the comments."



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