Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson takes part in cross-party

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson with fellow panelists and organisers of the cross-party debate co-hosted by University of Liverpool Labour Students and City of Liverpool Conservative Future.

 

Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson took part in a cross-party debate co-hosted by University of Liverpool Labour Students and City of Liverpool Conservative Future last week.

Bill joined a Conservative Party councillor from Cheshire and a Green Party activist at the Liverpool Guild of Students where all three were quizzed on everything from the economy and student fees to the European Union and the Gaza-Israel crisis.

The Sefton Central Labour MP thanked the organisers for organising a "lively" debate.

Bill said: "There was a good range of questions put to the panel by the students who attended which in turn sparked a lively debate.

"Student fees was obviously one of the big topics up for discussion which people had opinions about.

"But each of the questions were equally insightful and gave each of us on the panel lots to discuss."

Bill said it was good to see students engaging in politics.

The MP said: "It is often said that young people don't engage in politics any more. But the students who attended the debate proved that that just isn't incorrect.

"At the meeting was an active group of young people who are interested in politics and realise that politics affects every part of their lives.

"I'd like to thank the organisers for arranging the debate and everyone who came along."