Bank note campaigner invited to Parliament

Tallow is used in the £5 notes. Credit: PA

A man from Keswick who set up a petition against the use of animal fat in new plastic bank notes, has been invited to a meeting in Parliament.

Doug Maw, who is a vegan, will speak to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Vegetarianism and Veganism.

His petition - against the use of tallow in the notes - has been signed by more than 130,000 people.

Recently he met representatives of the Bank of England, and after the meeting he spoke to ITV Border: