A Bucks MP has hit out at the decision to remove the Queen’s portrait from the common room at one of Oxford University's colleges after it was deemed to “represent recent colonial history”.

Members of Magdalen College Middle Common Room (MCR) voted to take down the portrait at a committee meeting on Monday in a bid to make the room more welcoming, with the BBC reporting that the minutes of the meeting said they wanted to recognise that “for some students, depictions of the monarch and the British monarchy represent recent colonial history”.

Beaconsfield MP tweeted to say she had ordered another portrait of the Queen to hang in her office, adding: “Probably send one to Oxford’s Magdalen College as well since they seemed to have misplaced a copy…hope it really brightens up their common room. #GodSaveTheQueen.”

She also called for a similar scheme to the Australian ‘Constituents’ Request Programme’ in the UK, where all Australian citizens are eligible for selected patriotic material, including flags, recordings of the national anthem, and a portrait of Her Majesty.

To take advantage, they have to email their federal MP.

Ms Morrissey said: “What an excellent entitlement- how can I launch this scheme in the UK?

“I know many Conservative MPs like @LeeAndersonMP1, @marcolonghi4dn, @Bren4Bassetlaw would also be very keen. #GodSaveTheQueen.”

Her comments come after the decision by Magdalen College was dubbed as “simply absurd” by Education Secretary Gavin Williamson.

But the president of the college, barrister Dinah Rose, defended the students’ right to free speech, saying it was the students’ decision not the college’s to take down the portrait, and added in a tweet: “Magdalen strongly supports free speech and political debate, and the MCR'S right to autonomy.

“Maybe they’ll vote to put it up again, maybe they won’t. Meanwhile, the photo will be safely stored.”

Exactly a year ago today (June 9), Ms Morrissey tweeted: “I just want to say I’m proud to be British, proud of our history, of the Queen, our democracy and the opportunities given to people from every background.

“How many immigrants are Members of Parliament in other European countries? Not very many. This is the country of opportunity.”