MP opens Desborough school library named after his mother

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An MP has returned to the primary school he used to attend – to open a library named after his mum.

Andy Sawford cut the ribbon at a new library at Havelock Junior School in Desborough yesterday (Thursday, May 9).

Library Opening :Desborough:The Rose Sawford Library opened by Rose Sawford and her son Andy Sawford MP for Corby and East Northants and former pupil. Rose is a former pupil and was Governor for 28 years. Newly refurbished library. Sawford Family L-r Jo Sawford (Andy's wife), Phil Sawford (dad) , Lee Sawford (brother), Rose Sawford (mum) and Andy Sawford MP 'Thursday 9th May 2013

Library Opening :Desborough:The Rose Sawford Library opened by Rose Sawford and her son Andy Sawford MP for Corby and East Northants and former pupil. Rose is a former pupil and was Governor for 28 years. Newly refurbished library. Sawford Family L-r Jo Sawford (Andy's wife), Phil Sawford (dad) , Lee Sawford (brother), Rose Sawford (mum) and Andy Sawford MP 'Thursday 9th May 2013

It has been named after his mother Rose, a town councillor in Desborough and former literacy governor at the school.

“It was a quarter of a century since I was last in the school,” said Mr Sawford, MP for Corby and East Northants. “It was great to go back and see the changes but also the things that are familiar.

“It was nice to see how much the children there were enjoying the library.”

Mr Sawford said he was really proud of his mum, adding: “She was overjoyed. It was a surprise – she didn’t know me and my brother were going.

“She has got a huge passion for books and reading. I couldn’t think of a nicer thing for the school to do to show their appreciation.”