Leeds City College welcomed a parliamentary visitor as the skills minister called into its flagship campus.

John Hayes MP, minister of state for further education, skills and lifelong learning, paid a special visit to the college’s new Keighley Campus on Tuesday and took a tour of some of the on-site facilities, meeting staff and students.

The minister was also asked to unveil a special plaque to officially open the campus.

He said: “I am delighted to be visiting the new Keighley Campus.

“There is a real sense of achievement here – the significance of a new building in helping to improve the town and the people who work in it, teaching and learning.”

Principal Peter Roberts said: “It was a great privilege to have John Hayes come to visit our flagship campus, which is a place of great achievement in terms of educational opportunities and community impact.”

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