College student Chloe Walker had a once-in-a-lifetime chance to attend a debate in the House of Commons, while shadowing MP Andrew Stephenson.

As part of the lead-up to International Women’s Day, on Saturday 8th March, Chloe Walker was able to shadow local MP Andrew Stephenson for the day!

It was a long and eventful day, starting out early from the College campus and not returning until late at night. Chloe was able to tour a number of significantly important places in London, including Portcullis House, 10 Downing Street and Westminster Hall. She also attended a debate in the House of Commons and even had afternoon tea with MP Andrew Stephenson in the Speaker’s State Apartments!

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form is proud to be able to offer experiences such as Chloe’s to its students. The College aims consistently to forge excellent working relationships with local businesses and businesspeople, which allows for opportunities to arise for students to experience real-life working situations, often in their chosen field.

Chloe’s visit to London was a part of the celebration of International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

Chloe Walker said, “The trip to London was both educational and inspirational. The experience has proved invaluable and it has strengthened my desire to work in the political sphere, particularly within the Houses of Parliament!”