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Obama’s Chicago successor visits Hull’s ‘plotting parlour’ as part of renewables visit to Humber

Obama’s Chicago successor visits Hull’s ‘plotting parlour’ as part of renewables visit to Humber

Pictured in Hull are (left to right) Dr Kelly, Senator Peters and Phil Withers.

SENATOR Robert Peters, the State Senator for Chicago, who has followed in the footsteps of Barack Obama in that role and has the former President as his constituent was in the city of Hull on Thursday (16 March 2023) as part of a delegation of mid western Senators and diplomats from the USA visiting the Humber region to explore the UK’s world leading activities to tackle Carbon capture and develop offshore renewables wind power.

Following a successful visit to the Humber accompanied by the Foreign Office, Department of Trade and local stakeholders, the delegation went to the Guildhall for a special civic Dinner with the Lord Mayor, Cllr Christine Randall, in one of her last duties as Admiral of the Humber.

Dr Ian Kelly, Chief Executive of Hull and Humber Chamber of Commerce and his Chamber Shipping Committee and private sector RSM colleague, Phil Withers, took Senator Peters and the British Consul General for Chicago Tim Bakke to Ye Old White Hearte in the old town for a pint of ‘warm English beer’ and to see the notorious ‘plotting parlour’ where Lord Hotham and other Parliamentarians blocked King Charles I’s entry into Hull to access his arms house in the city. A chain of events which started the first English Civil War and eventually led to Oliver Cromwell’s parliamentary sovereignty over the Monarchy.

The Obama disciple, Senator Peters, was wowed by the history of the old town pub and also that of his other constituent Michele Obama who has a connection to the Wilberforce Institute and Museum across the road were William Wilberforce was born.

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