Students visit seat of power
SIXTH form students and staff from All Hallows Catholic College visited Parliament to learn more about how the country is governed.
They met by David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield, for a tour and question and answer session.
Mr Rutley took the group around the Palace of Westminster and showed them the Royal Gallery, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
He also took the opportunity to explain to them more about his role as a Member of Parliament.
The group also went into a Committee Rooms where they discussed the regeneration of Macclesfield town centre and rural issues – including the provision of better broadband and the impact of the local plan on those communities.
The students also asked about the General Election, the Queen’s Speech, public sector spending and international aid.
Speaking after the visit, Mr Rutley said: “It was great to have the opportunity to meet with these students, and to be able to show them around Parliament.
“It was clear that they were very interested in our democratic processes and that was great to see.
“I would like to thank them for their thoughtful questions, and I hope that they enjoyed their visit.”
Students from All Hallows are welcomed to Parliament by MP David Rutley