MP shocked by killer bomb blast while on trade visit to Iraq

Halstead Gazette: Brooks Newmark with Iraqi politician Salman Al Saady Brooks Newmark with Iraqi politician Salman Al Saady

A politician witnessed the aftermath of a killer bomb blast while he was on a fact-finding visit to Iraq.

Halstead MP Brooks Newmark was having dinner in an Iraqi colleague’s garden in Baghdad last Monday when he heard a huge blast from a nearby street.

A series of suicide bombings and attacks in Iraq on the same day killed 33 people and wounded a further 80 civilians.

Mr Newmark visited the country on a 48-hour trip to speak with politicians in an attempt to get more British companies involved in building and infrastructure projects.

He said: “You read about these things in the papers, but when you are actually here it is so jarring and that is the reality people are living with every day.”

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9:32am Sun 4 May 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Now that name sounds familiar............
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Didn't he used to be the MP for Braintree?

BTW, Halstead? Where's that? Also sound familiar - but I'm darned if I can place it.
Now that name sounds familiar............ . Didn't he used to be the MP for Braintree? BTW, Halstead? Where's that? Also sound familiar - but I'm darned if I can place it. OMPITA [Intl]
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6:45pm Sun 4 May 14

pierre-pierre says...

do you mean that foriegner

Brooks Newmark
Brooks Phillip Victor Newmark is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Braintree.
Born: May 8, 1958 (age 55), Westport, Connecticut, United States
Spouse: Lucy Keegan
Party: Conservative Party
Education: Harvard Business School, Worcester College, Oxford, Harvard University
do you mean that foriegner Brooks Newmark Brooks Phillip Victor Newmark is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Braintree. Born: May 8, 1958 (age 55), Westport, Connecticut, United States Spouse: Lucy Keegan Party: Conservative Party Education: Harvard Business School, Worcester College, Oxford, Harvard University pierre-pierre
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