The Speaker of the House of Commons visited the Bury Grammar School to discuss politics and the role of young people in the future of the country.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle, MP for Chorley, addressed an audience of students, parents and guests and touched on a number of topics including his life, climate change and terrorism.
The event, attended by Bury MPs James Daly and Christian Wakeford, gave students the opportunity to ask questions, covering his views on current events, on how he balances family and politics.
Jo Anderson, Principal and Principal, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sir Lindsay Hoyle to Bury Grammar School this week.
“A highly respected person of national significance, we are honored that he accepted our invitation to speak to our community.
“Our students were eager to ask Sir Lindsay a whole host of questions about his role, his internal experiences in the House of Commons, his perspective on the nature of democracy … and his pets.
“Opportunities to meet key players on the national stage do not often present themselves, so we look forward to Friday’s conference and question-and-answer session. ”
Vice Principal Devin Cassidy added: “We were very honored that he came here and spoke with all of us and it was a pleasure to be able to invite alumni, guests and students from other schools to the event, which made it a real event community.
“For someone so huge and involved in national politics and such a huge public figure at the forefront of public life discourse, it was a real pleasure.”
James Daly, MP for Bury North, said: “I think it was wonderful to have the Speaker of the House with us in Bury, to talk about his life and his journey to become Speaker of the House.
“It is crucial that the young people in our region understand what they can achieve in any career they wish and it was great to hear a true Lancastrian.”
Bury South MP Christian Wakeford said: “Days like this help put Bury on the map and to have a national figure of this caliber here is incredible.
“It was a pleasure meeting him and hearing the articulation and honesty shine through in his speech.”
School captain Joe Bangbala said: “It is fantastic to have such a parliamentary figure here who is so dedicated to his constituents and invigorating for young minds like mine who are fascinated by politics.”
Warden Chloe Parkinson also commented: “It has been both a pleasure and an honor to welcome Lindsay Hoyle here and we are grateful that she took the time to speak with her.”