Donald Trump on his way to Burnley and Pendle?

Nigel Evans has invited Donald Trump to the Ribble Valley  but one reader is unhappy with the suggestion

Nigel Evans has invited Donald Trump to the Ribble Valley  but one reader is unhappy with the suggestion

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MP Nigel Evans has invited President-elect Donald Trump to the Ribble Valley.

The MP sent out the invitation to Mr Trump to visit Lancashire to see first hand the special relationship between the UK and the United States to discuss trade between the two countries.

In a letter of congratulations to Mr Trump ,Mr Evans points out the strong links between the United States and the Ribble Valley thanks to BAE Systems in Samlesbury which is currently working on the F35 fighter jet programme. This is a joint venture between Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems and other companies for the US Air Force.

The duo first met in 2012 at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida where Mr Evans had dinner with Mr Trump and his wife, Melania, and they discussed international relations, the state of politics and world affairs.

In his letter Mr Evans, who was recently elected as the vice chairman of the International Trade Select Committee, asked Mr Trump to seriously consider the mutual benefits of a quick trade deal with the UK, post-Brexit.

And if Mr Trump does come to Lancashire Burnley and Pendle may well be on his list of places to visit.

He has also called for an end to the "rage against the the US election machine."

Mr Evans said: “Regardless of what opinions we as individuals have about the President-elect, it must be accepted by all that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States.

"It is time for us to open a dialogue with President-elect Trump so that we can work together to the advantage of everyone. This is what I have done in my letter.”