Family pleased with former MP's memorial church window

Artwork was specially designed by craftsman

A stained glass window in memory of former Luton Labour MP Ivor Clemitson was unveiled at St Mary's Church in Harlington. Mr Clemitson, former priest at Christ Church in Upper George Street, Luton, was MP for the Luton East constituency from 1974 to 1979, and was the first Anglican priest to be elected to parliament.

The new window features Christ Church and the Houses of Parliament, and was handcrafted by Hertfordshire stained glass artist Petri Anderson.

Funds to pay for the window were raised by Mr Clemiton's sister, Jean Bullimore, of Old Bedford Road, Luton, who said the dedication at the medieval church was a "wonderful" event.

She said: "The whole day was absolutely wonderful for all of us. My great-nephew was christened at the church in the morning, with his godparents over from America in a medieval English church.

"Then we went back in the afternoon for the dedication of the window. It was a very happy day for everybody."