Meon Valley MP apologises after police called to party

Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery
Meon Valley MP George Hollingbery
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A MEMBER of Parliament has apologised after neighbours were ‘upset and inconvenienced by noise’ from a private party.

George Hollingbery MP, home secretary Theresa May’s parliamentary aide, says his daughter’s 21st and his and his wife’s 50th joint birthday celebration at their country home attracted two visits from police officers.

In a statement Mr Hollingbery said: ‘It appears that the music was too loud on this occasion and when we realised it was an issue the sound was turned down, and the band stopped playing at just after 1.30am.

‘I also took measures to limit noise from other parts of the party.

‘The police did attend the party twice: once at around 11.30pm after a call to investigate light from the party and once about noise about an hour later.

‘On the second occasion an officer spoke to my wife and we offered to turn the sound down and that was done.

‘Over the years, we have held quite a few parties at my house – the vast majority of them for charity – and this is the first time there has been a problem with noise.’