Sefton Central MP Bill Esterson welcomes politics students from Maghull three high schools to parliament

Bill Esterson MP with students from Maricourt, Deyes and Maghull High's politics A level classes.

Maghull's MP Bill Esterson welcomed students form the town's three high schools when they visited Westminster Central Methodist Hall for the sixth form politics conference.

The conference was attended by students from across the country and was addressed by politicians from across the political spectrum, including the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow as well as by Labour, Conservative, SNP and UKIP MPs.

The Maghull students met Bill Esterson MP during the lunch break and asked him for his views about the vote on Syria and about the new leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn. Bill told the students about his new front bench role as the Shadow Minister for Small Business and answered questions from the students.

Bill Esterson said: "It is always a real pleasure to welcome visitors to Westminster from my constituency and it is great to see so many young people interested in politics. 

"I really enjoyed meeting students from Maricourt, Deyes and Maghull High and hearing their views about Syria and about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership. 

"We are really fortunate to have such good schools in Sefton and as a parent of two children at Maghull High School, I know just how hard staff work at the schools in our area. So I would like to thank Geoff Stenson and Paul Eatock from Maghull High School for organising the visit to London. 

"The politics class at Maghull High School is a fine example of how our high schools work together and how students from all three schools in Maghull benefit from the partnership between the schools.

"The students who visited clearly found the event very interesting and told me what they thought of the MPs who had spoken. Let's just say that they were more impressed by some MPs than by others.

"The students were very keen to find out about how Labour is doing with Jeremy Corbyn as leader and I told them of the work I am doing to make sure we work closely with businesses of all sizes to make sure young people have the best possible opportunities and jobs when they go on to the world of work. 

"The ideas and insights of the Maghull politics students were very impressive and I am sure that the people of East Sefton will be well served by the next generation of politicians if the quality of discussion the students had with me is any kind of guide.

"I wish the students well and hope that their visit to London helps them in their studies and in the longer term."