Shadow justice chief impressed with students

VERY IMPRESSED: Shadow Jusitce Secretary, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Minister for London Sadiq Khan MP with Burnley College principal Hugh Bramwell, Julie Cooper, head of A-Levels Angela Donovan and deputy principal Karen Buchanan during his visit to the college.
VERY IMPRESSED: Shadow Jusitce Secretary, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Minister for London Sadiq Khan MP with Burnley College principal Hugh Bramwell, Julie Cooper, head of A-Levels Angela Donovan and deputy principal Karen Buchanan during his visit to the college.

The Shadow Justice Secretary visited Burnley College where he discussed a number of issues with students.

Sadiq Khan MP was invited to the town by Coun. Julie Cooper, the Labour candidate in Burnley.

Mr Khan, who is responsible for constitutional reform, discussed issues including votes at 16, devolution, citizenship education and more.

More than 50 students joined Sadiq and Julie, staying after classes on Friday afternoon.

Mr Khan said: “This was my first trip to Burnley and I was really impressed with what I saw. It was good to see that Burnley students now have the state of the art facilities that they deserve.

“I was also very impressed by the number of students who stayed behind in their own time to debate the issues that matter to them. Their questions were well researched and they were fully engaged throughout the discussion. The Burnley College students I met are a shining example of why we need a government that invests in young people.”

Coun. Cooper said: “I am incredibly proud of the fantastic facilities at the college, delivered by the last Labour Government.

“The people of Burnley matter to Labour and that is why I brought Sadiq Khan, a senior member of the Shadow Cabinet to Burnley to meet with local students.

“The students did Burnley and the college proud. They showed that young people do have opinion and concerns and deserve to be listened to and that’s what I will continue to do between now and May 2015 and thereafter should I be elected as Burnley’s next MP.”