STUDENTS, faith groups, farmers, and traders found out about European politics when a politician toured mid Cheshire.

Sajjad Karim, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the north west, visited the area with Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans.

The pair visited Sir John Deane’s College, where they held a question and answer session with students, the NMC Centre and Masjid, in Church Road, which was celebrating a year since it opened, the National Farmers Union and Northwich’s independent traders.

They were shadowed throughout the day by Emma Crosby and Tom Ward, both students at Sir John Deane’s College.

Mr Evans said: “Visiting Sir John Deane’s College for a question and answer session was a great opportunity to discuss the how the roles as a MP and MEP vary, and the ways that we interact with the people we represent.

“It is always great to listen to the thoughts and questions of students and to get them engaged in politics.

“During the day we were shadowed by two pupils from Sir John Deane’s College which was a great way to show exactly what it is that politicians do.

“We visited Northwich Muslim Cultural Centre to celebrate their first year anniversary.

“It was a really important opportunity to meet with members of the local Muslim community to discuss issues which are important to them.

“I then held one of my regular meetings with representatives of the National Farmers Union to discuss rural issues and farming community matters.

“I was very pleased to welcome Sajjad Karim to Northwich and I look forward to him visiting again soon.”