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House of Commons Deputy Speaker visits UCLan

03 November 2014

Lyndsey Boardman

Lindsay Hoyle discusses the role of Parliament with students.

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons and Chorley MP Lindsay Hoyle has visited the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to talk about the role of Parliament with students and discuss how it affects our lives.

Lindsay, who has been in post since 1997, met UCLan students taking public services and politics degree programmes and gave a guest lecture on the topic of investigating public services.

Lindsay commented: “I was delighted to talk about the role of Parliament and how this impacts on our public services.

“More importantly I also wanted to engage students on how we make Parliament and the political process more relevant in the future and debate what we can all do to have an active engagement and participation in our political system. I am deeply honoured to have been asked to address students at the University of Central Lancashire.”

“Lindsay gave a very informative and engaging lecture. It’s been good to see politics from a new perspective and see how Parliament plays a part in everything we do.”

Public services student 20-year-old Luke Bailey said: “Lindsay gave a very informative and engaging lecture. It’s been good to see politics from a new perspective and see how Parliament plays a part in everything we do.

“The fundamental message I’ve taken from Lindsay is that to make a difference in society you need to participate in the political system; whether that’s just making sure you vote or going further and joining a political party to make your voice heard.”

“Lindsay Hoyle is a monumental figure in British politics and for the students to engage and have a question and answer session with him is an invaluable experience.”

Wajid Khan, senior lecturer on the public services top-up programme and Labour Councillor for Burnley, said: “It is a fantastic opportunity for the public service and politics students at UCLan to hear the Deputy Speaker of Parliament’s insights into the workings of Parliament and how Parliament contributes to public administration.

“Lindsay Hoyle is a monumental figure in British politics and for the students to engage and have a question and answer session with him is an invaluable experience.”

Students studying public services at UCLan look at areas such as international organisations, non-governmental organisations, criminal justice, police service, armed services, youth justice, education environments and the National Health Service.