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Kingsley storms Parliament

Friday 20th May 2016 at 14:55

Partick Thistle mascot, Kingsley, once again made headlines today as he, together with the club, was recognised in Parliament.

Thistle fan and SNP MP, Patrick Grady, lodged an early day motion, the first after the Queen’s Speech, praising the club as we near our 140th anniversary.

The early day motion said: “That this House congratulates Partick Thistle Football Club on its 140th anniversary.

That the house commends the team for securing a fourth successive year in the top flight of Scottish football and notes the popularity of the team’s distinctive mascot Kingsley, designed by Turner Prize-nominated artist David Shrigley.

The Conservative Leader of the House, Chris Grayling responded to the motion, saying:

I am happy to congratulate Partick Thistle on their anniversary. I am sure that the hon. Gentleman is looking forward to a successful season next season, and will probably be in the stands on many Saturdays.

All at Thistle would like to thank Patrick Grady for his kind words but the club is keen to quash any rumours that Kingsley may be looking for a career in politics – he has enough on his hand in Maryhill!

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