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Birmingham University students visit European Parliament in Brussels

March 17, 2011 1:46 PM

West Midlands Lib Dem Euro MP Liz Lynne sponsored a visit by students from the University of Birmingham to the European Parliament in Brussels.

The group of students received a tour of the Parliament and a briefing from officials.

They also met their local Lib Dem Euro MP Liz Lynne and heard a personal account of her role and recent work, both as a regional MEP and as First Vice President of the Parliament's powerful Employment and Social Affairs Committee.

Commenting afterwards, Liz Lynne said: "I am glad the students enjoyed their trip to Brussels, it was a great success.

"Many were studying politics and all showed a lively interest in the European Parliament and my work as MEP for Birmingham. We had a good discussion about the Parliament's role in agreeing new legislation and the wider work of the EU."

The trip was led by Will Mieville-Hawkins, a student at the university and a member of the West Midlands Lib Dem regional executive.

He said: "I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the European Parliament courtesy of Liz."

"The group found it interesting and highly informative and it gave many of us a totally different perspective on the EU and the work it does"

"I personally found it inspiring to see Liz working hard in coalition with the other parties in the best interest of the people of the West Midlands; something our Westminster politicians could certainly learn from!"