Stockport College were invited to the House of Commons by the Lord Speaker for the official launch of Parliament Week 2017.

Stockport College were the only Further Education College in the country invited down to the festivities at Parliament which also featured the speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon. John Bercow MP. 

The college were invited down to the House of Commons thanks to a Question Time event that is being hosted at the Wellington Road South campus, which will be running on Wednesday 15 November. The event will feature local councillors from the main political parties and also independent councillors and provides an opportunity for students at the college to ask the representatives questions about key issues that affect young people. 

Stockport College at House of Commons
Stockport College’s Michelle McLaughlin at the House of Commons – image: Copyright Notice: © UK Parliament/ Mark Duffy

Michelle McLaughlin, who is part of Stockport College’s Student Services team and co-ordinating Parliament Week travelled to London for the event and said:

“It was my great privilege to represent the college at this celebrated launch and make connections with other likeminded organisations working towards the same aims.  Some of these organisations offering invitations to visit, and experience their work in making young people’s voices heard.

“It’s great that Stockport College has been recognised as empowering the learner voice, by getting involved with activities that celebrate the liberal democracy we are part of.  A democracy that looks to our young people to connect, collaborate and campaign for a better future both locally and nationally. It was an incredibly memorable day and cemented my pride in Stockport College.”

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