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Darwen firm Crown sends paint to the PM
A NEW mix of paint made by a Darwen firm has proved a vote winner with Prime Minister David Cameron.
Crown Paints boss Joe Devitt kept his promise to devise the PM a special paint for his children’s bedrooms.
When Mr Cameron toured the firm’s factory, he told staff that if he cut his hours of work, his wife would want him to decorate their dens.
As Mr Cameron left after a question and answer session with workers, the boss of the Hollins Road company promised to mix him a special shade of paint to do the job.
Now Mr Devitt has got his experts to develop two new shades of blue to thank Mr Cameron and Darwen and Rossendale MP Jake Berry for visiting the factory earier this month.
Inspired by the Conservative party’s colour and the MPs’ constituencies, Crown created Witney Blue for the PM (he is MP for the Oxfordshire town) and Valley Blue for Mr Berry.
During the session with workers in Darwen, Mr Cameron said: “If I had more spare time, I think Sam would say ‘great, now you can do something useful, like paint the children’s bedrooms’.”
Mr Devitt said later: “We would be happy to mix the Prime Minister a special shade of paint to his, and his wife’s, taste.
“We would be happy to supply it at a discount price to be negotiated.
“I don’t say we would give it him for free.”
After sending sample tins of the paints to Mr Cameron and Mr Berry, Mr Devitt, said: “We wanted to mark the occasion appropriately and thought that there was nothing more fitting than bespoke paint colours for our guests.
Mr Berry said: “I really like mine and am just waiting for the appropriate opportunity to get my brush and roller out and paint on the wall at my constituency office Valley Blue."
A Downing Street spokesman said: “The Prime Minister has gratefully received his paint sample but has not yet had the chance to try it out.”
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