Youth Council visits Parliament

Members of St Annes Youth Council with Fylde MP Mark Menzies on a visit to the House of Commons
Members of St Annes Youth Council with Fylde MP Mark Menzies on a visit to the House of Commons
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Fylde MP Mark Menzies welcomed a group representing St Annes Youth Council to the Houses of Parliament.

The 12-strong group was given a tour and history of the Palace of Westminster.

Mr Menzies said: “It is always special when a group of young constituents come down to London to see the Houses of Parliament and I was happy to give the members of the Youth Council a tour of the palace.

“I was able to show the young people the breathtaking Westminster Hall, the House of Commons and the House of Lords, while taking them through the history of the buildings.

“I hope those who visited enjoyed their time and especially the chance to see where British Government policies and legislation are conceived.”

The group was joined by representatives from St Annes Town Council, Coun Cheryl Little, Coun Tony Ford and Coun Carol Lanyon and Hal Meakin, chairman of the Youth Council, said “It was great to see such an historic landmark in British history up close – it was stunning. Learning about the processes and procedures behind the way that the legislature works gave me a fascinating insight into the process of government.”

Eleanor Sharples, one of the Youth Council’s founder members, added: “It was really interesting to learn how the political process works.”

Hal Meakin and Coun Ford presented Mr Menzies and his staff with lapel badges depicting the town’s new flag.