MP Lindsay Hoyle visited the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to talk about the role of Parliament.
Mr Hoyle met UCLan students taking public services and politics degree programmes and gave a guest lecture on the topic of investigating public services.
He said: “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.”
Public services student Luke Bailey, 20, 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.” Wajid Khan, senior lecturer and Labour councillor, 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.”