David Williams, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Crewe and Nantwich, and David Kidney MP, Environment Minister at the Department for Energy and Climate Change, spoke with students at South Cheshire College last Friday.
The visit was arranged by the South Cheshire Young Labour and David Williams to enable David Kidney to meet with students at the college and to listen to their views on the environment and climate change.
Sam Colclough, Student Officer for Crewe and Nantwich Labour Party, and himself a student at South Cheshire College, said, “There is a lot of interest in environmental issues among the students, and I asked David Williams if he could arrange for a Minister to come along and listen to their views. We were delighted when David Kidney agreed to come along and he was very interested in what we had to say.”
David Williams said, “David Kidney was more that delighted to visit South Cheshire College. He was able to hear at first-hand the concerns and ideas of local students and to tell them about some of the things that the Labour Government has been doing to combat climate change. In addition we were able to look round the construction of the new college buildings.”
David Kidney commented, “I am always eager to hear the views of young people on the environment and the dangers threatened by Climate Change. We had a very good session in the ‘Cafe Chill’ area and I was impressed by their ideas. I was also very impressed by the work that is being done in building the new college and I am especially interested in the energy-saving measures that are being incorporated into the design.”
David Williams added, “I know that there has been some disruption to residents around the college site during the building work. I also know that college officials have been consulting with residents during the building programme. Most residents accept that there is bound to be some disruption but I am keen to see that every step is taken to keep that disruption to a minimum. The new college is due to open in September and the main building work will be finished some time before that, so the situation will ease quite considerably. The new building will be really impressive and will match the very high reputation that the college has for academic achievement.”
Sam Colclough concluded, “It’s not every day you have a chance to put your views directly to the Government Minister. The Students at Danebank certainly appreciated his visit and the fact that he was keen to listen to us.”