Earlier this year Richard Harrington welcomed Daniel Bernard to Parliament for a tour and a chat over a cup of tea.
Richard had been told that Daniel had competed in the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi, representing Team GB in basketball and returned with a gold medal so he was very keen to meet him to find out more!
Richard Harrington said "It was clear when we met that Daniel is an inspirational young man with a very bright future! Therefore, I had no hesitation in nominating him for the Kids Count Inspiration Awards 2019 as most inspiring young person.
I am delighted to report that this week he received his Young Inspirational Person of year award at a ceremony as in the House of Commons.
It was a pleasure to nominate him and he thoroughly deserved to win! Daniel is a true asset to Watford and it was a pleasure to be able to spend some time with him."