Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson meets budding politicians at Melling Primary School Junior Parish Council

MP Bill Esterson with some of the Melling Primary School Parish Councillors.

Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson met some budding politicians this week.

The MP was invited into Melling Primary School by the junior parish council.

While there, the mini councillors got the chance to grill Bill on what life is like being a member of parliament and also what they can do as Melling Primary School Junior Parish Council to improve their own community.

Bill Esterson said he was delighted to meet young people who care so much for their own area.

Bill said: "I was only too happy to accept the invitation to go and meet the junior parish council at Melling Primary.

"The children were all very serious about their rolls and about making sure that they work for the good of the Melling community.

"It is great to see such young people wanting to play an active part in where they live and getting the best for their own area.

"We had a very good discussion about what an MP does as well as the roll of parish councillor."

Bill said he was impressed and proud of the young people he met at Melling Primary.

He said: "Melling Primary is an excellent school. It was a pleasure to go in an meet the staff and pupils.

"It was also interesting to speak to the young parish councillors about their aspirations for the future.

"I have no doubt that we will see a good few of them on the full Melling Parish Council or who knows maybe even in parliament - in fact I would say the level of debate amongst the junior parish council members was already substantially higher than in parliament."