West Lancashire MP, who formally welcomed Mr Speaker to West Lancashire said:
“We had a brilliant Speaker, at a brilliant U3A event in a brilliant constituency. It was a real honour and privilege to welcome Mr Speaker to West Lancashire.
“I am sure that for everyone in the audience they will remember this event for many years to come. It was a very impressive performance by Mr Speaker, especially as he did not have any notes or a written speech
“Mr Speaker absolutely understands the necessity of improving the relationship between people and Parliament. He has shown his commitment to do this by getting out of Parliament and visiting groups, such as the U3A, up and down the country to talk about the work of Parliament.
“A huge thank you, and congratulations, to Aughton and Ormskirk U3A branch, particularly Jeff Roberts and Alex McMinn, for organising this special event.”