8 February 2023
Vara backs Burghley House bid to host world eventing championships 2026

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Shailesh Vara seeks the PM’s support for Burghley House’s bid to host the world eventing championships in 2026.

Shailesh Vara (North West Cambridgeshire) (Con)

Burghley House in my constituency is bidding to host the world eventing championships in 2026. This event is one of the pinnacles of the sport and, if we are successful in our bid, it will provide a massive boost to the local economy and massive coverage for the UK on the global scene. Burghley has a formidable track record of success, having previously hosted two world championships and six European championships. Does my right hon. Friend agree that Burghley would make a fantastic venue, and will he lend us his support so that we can be successful with our bid? (903561)

The Prime Minister (Rishi Sunak)

We are committed to building on our fantastic track record of hosting events such as the Commonwealth games, the women’s Euros and the rugby league world cup. I understand that the relevant UK sporting authorities are looking at the location, and I am sure they will be considering Burghley, in my right hon. Friend’s constituency, in the near future.