Angela paid a visit to Stockport College – where she was once a pupil – to celebrate Parliament Week with students and staff.

She spoke about her time at the college, her journey to becoming an MP and the importance of exercising your democratic right to vote.

To mark Parliament Week, students at the Wellington Road South campus have been learning about the suffragette movement and the struggles faced by women such as Emmeline Pankhurst. They have also been encouraged to register to vote.

During her speech. Angela told students to “never know your place” and never to believe that there were things that were impossible for them to achieve.

She discussed her tough start in life and said she has had to overcome numerous barriers to get to where she is today.

Following her speech, she took questions from the floor on issues such as affordable housing, knife crime and mental health problems in young people.

Stockport College Principal James Scott said “Angela’s visit during Parliament Week served to inspire and inform our learners about the importance of taking part in a representative democracy. As a former student of Stockport College who is respected in Westminster, she is a source of great pride to our institution.

“While we celebrate the centenary of some women winning the right to vote, she provides an inspirational role model and a shining example of what women can achieve in today’s world.”


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