TWO teachers from the district have chalked-up a training stint in Parliament.

May Whitaker and Keeley Lister took part in a three-day event at Westminster as part of the UK Parliament Teacher Ambassador programme.

The initiative provides 70 teachers from across the country with training so they can better educate students about Parliament’s role in UK democracy.

During the visit, May – of Riddlesden St Mary’s Primary School – and Keeley, who teaches at Ilkley Grammar, met-up with constituency MP John Grogan.

He said: “Each year the programme is inundated with applicants and only a handful are ultimately successful – the fact we have two ambassadors from the Keighley and Ilkley constituency is a real achievement.

“Better engagement and dialogue with young people is of fundamental importance to our democracy and I am sure that Keeley and May have plenty to share with their students. I think one of the effects of Brexit is that in our schools there is an increased awareness of – and interest in – how our Parliament works and how decisions are taken.”