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West Virginia legislator visits British House of Commons


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

West Virginia Sen. Ryan Weld, R-Brooke, presented House of Commons Speaker John Bercow with “The West Virginia State Capitol Building,” a book of architectural photography by Thorney Lieberman.
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A tour of Parliament during an English vacation turned into an experience of a lifetime for a member of the West Virginia Senate.

Sen. Ryan Weld. R-Brooke, and his wife Alex were recently guests of John Bercow, speaker of the British House of Commons. The couple is vacationing in England will return Wednesday.

The visit to Parliament coincided on Independence Day when the original 13 American colonies declared themselves free of British rule.

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