Maricourt pupils walk corridors of power as they meet Sefton Cen

Bill Esterson and Caroline Flint with Maricourt pupils



Pupils from Maricourt High School had the chance to walk the corridors of power last week when they visited Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson in Westminster.

The Sixth Form pupils from the Maghull school were given an insight into the workings of Parliament during their one day visit when they were taken on a tour of the Houses of Parliament.

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson also gave the pupils a talk about the workings of Parliament and the role of an MP.

The students also met Labour's Shadow Energy Minister Caroline Flint MP.

And a small group were lucky enough to sit in the House of Commons Public Gallery during Justice Question Time and hear their MP ask a question in the chamber.

Speaking after the visit, Bill Esterson said he was delighted to be able to give the Maricourt Sixth Formers the chance to see the workings of Parliament.

Bill said: "It was an absolute pleasure to meet with the Maricourt Sixth Formers in Parliament.

"They were clearly all very interested in the working of the Houses of Parliament and the amazing history of the Palace of Westminster.

"There is a common misconception that people aren't interested in politics, but the pupils of Maricourt proved just how wrong the misconception is. They were interested in the role of the MP and just what we do while in the Commons.

"It was also great that the pupils had the chance to speak to the Labour Party's Shadow Energy Minister Caroline Flint.

"I'd like to thank Maricourt for giving their pupils the chance to visit Westminster, head of Sixth Form Mr Martin Halliday for organising the trip and the pupils for showing such an interest and also asking some excellent questions."

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