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Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Hilary Benn MP has visited Ulster University for an exclusive discussion with students.

Hosted in Belfast, the MP met with students studying law, politics and social policy on Tuesday to share insights about his role, his career experiences so far, and answer questions about the broader political landscape in Northern Ireland and the UK.

With a General Election just months away, Hilary Benn also set out his vision for Northern Ireland before taking questions from the cohort of students.

The event was also attended by several of Ulster University’s 25@25, a cohort of aspiring future leaders who are taking part in the 25@25 Leadership Programme; a core part of Ulster University’s Belfast Good Friday Agreement programme.

Karen McGuigan, Law Student at Ulster University said:

“It was fantastic to meet and hear from Hilary Benn MP today during his visit to Belfast. To have the opportunity to question the Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and hear more about his political career was a valuable opportunity and great exposure to political life. Particularly with a General Election due to take place in the next year it was great to hear Mr. Benn’s perspective on the political picture and challenging issues of the day.”