MP hosts high school students in Parliament

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FYLDE MP Mark Menzies welcomed a group of high school pupils to Parliament as they paid a visit to the seat of British democracy.

Mr Menzies arranged a tour of the Palace of Westminster for the students from Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College before organising for them to attend a debate in the House of Commons Chamber.

The Member of Parliament, who had previously met many of the pupils on a recent visit to the Worsley Road school, also spoke to the class about his work in the House and the role of an MP.

Following the visit, Mr Menzies said: “It is always a pleasure to welcome pupils from Fylde down to Parliament so they can see first-hand the work that goes on in Westminster.

“I feel it is extremely important for young people to be engaged with the way the country is run and school politics classes can be a vital part of that.

“With the General Election coming up it is up to us to explain to the younger generation why it is so important to vote and by seeing what goes on in Westminster they can get a real grasp of why it matters.

“The students from Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College seemed to really enjoy the visit and were extremely interested in the history of Parliament and debating.

“I hope they were able to take home with them the importance of democracy and how politics works for the benefit of everyone.”

 

PICTURE: Mark Menzies MP with pupils from Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College in New Palace Yard on the Parliamentary estate

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