David Cameron was reminded of the country's constitutional history as he celebrated the sealing of Magna Carta.

The MP for Witney appeared at Cogges Manor Farm today at an event in celebration of the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the famous document, as well as the 750th anniversary of the first ‘De Montfort’ parliament.

Organised by Experience Oxfordshire, the event saw an audience of local businesses representing Oxfordshire’s tourism, heritage and cultural sector.

They were joined by local councillors, together with Oxfordshire’s young representatives of the National Youth Parliament. 

After speaking to the audience, the Prime Minister did a walkabout in the grounds of Cogges Manor Farm, where there were Magna Carta themed games and activities.

David Cameron said: “I was delighted to mark the anniversary of Magna Carta in the heart of my constituency, alongside so many people from business and the local community.

"Experience Oxfordshire does a fantastic job to promote cultural tourism, improving the visitor experience and boosting the economy – and today was just one example of that.

"We need to cherish our history, learn from it, and share it with others. Increasing the number of tourists we draw to attractions outside London is crucial to that."

Chief executive officer of Experience Oxfordshire Hayley Beer-Gamage said: "We have been delighted to welcome the Prime Minister here today at our Cultural Platform.

"The value of tourism and the visitor economy to Oxfordshire is £1.8 billion and each year we welcome over 26.5 million visitors to our great destination.

"Culture is an integral part of our offering to visitors: we are proud of our Magna Carta heritage and are sure that visitors will enjoy exploring the legacy of the Charter across the many fantastic venues we have in the county that are celebrating it this year.” 

The event was sponsored by Hedges Law, a legal firm founded in Oxfordshire in 1789, and VSL & Partners Property Developers, longstanding supporters of cultural development in Oxfordshire.