Events & Speakers | Posted 08.02.2017

The role of an MP in the palace of Westminister

A good friend of the College, Mr Gordon Birtwistle addressed members of the Politics Society on the evening of February 2nd.  He gave a lucid and fascinating account of his time in Parliament and explained how voting takes place and the role of the filibuster in delaying legislation.

During the lengthy question and answer session, he gave advice on apprenticeships and engineering – both topics close to his heart as a fully qualified engineer and former apprenticeships ambassador.

We are most grateful to Mr Birtwistle for visiting Stonyhurst once again!