West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper took the opportunity during UK Parliament Week to visit the 45th Ormskirk Scouts based at Burscough Methodist Church.
UK Parliament Week is a UK-wide festival which took place from 12-18 November, aiming to engage people, especially young people, from different backgrounds and communities, with the UK Parliament and empower them to get involved.
Assistant Scout Leader Jane Lea invited MP Rosie along to do a question and answer session with the scouts at their Thursday night meeting.
Following a presentation by Rosie and questions, the scouts awarded Rosie with her first scout badge.
Rosie Cooper MP said:
“As member for West Lancashire I welcome the involvement of young people in West Lancashire during UK Parliament Week 2018. I am determined to ensure that our voters and citizens of tomorrow understand how vital their participation is in our democracy, and I’m excited to see so many schools, Girlguides, Scouts and local groups taking part.
“I was delighted to be asked along to meet the scouts and tell them about my role, my time in parliament and some of the quirks of the House of Commons.
“The young people were a credit to scouting and I was pleased to receive my very first scout badge at the end of the meeting.”
Jane Lea, Assistant Scout Leader at the 45th Ormskirk Scouts said:
“The 45th Ormskirk Scouts have had a very informative time taking part in UK Parliament Week. They have learnt about the UK parliamentary system, how laws are made, the history of Parliament and participated in a democratic vote. They also got the chance to take part in a question and answer session with our own MP Rosie Cooper who gave us a great insight into Parliament.”