‘The day I met the Prime Minister’

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WIGANERS young and old flocked to see history in the making as Prime Minister David Cameron visited the town.

And Mr Cameron, who spent around an hour touring Wigan’s Youth Centre, met countless youngsters from across Wigan as well as dignitaries.

David Cameron points the way at the Wigan Youth Zone climbing wall and (below) Josh Telford, who met the PM

David Cameron points the way at the Wigan Youth Zone climbing wall and (below) Josh Telford, who met the PM

Josh Telford of Standish was one of the lucky youngsters who met the PM.

The 11-year-old said: “It was such a surprise when he came - I didn’t know he was coming!

“It was really good to meet him and see him. I’m going to tell everybody I’ve seen him I really want to see him again. I think I will remember this for the rest of my life.

“He came talking to us while we were playing. I was really shocked and it was so good. He was asking what I like about it here and what do I get up to when I come to the Youth Zone. I told him that I sometimes play football and games.”

Josh Telford

Josh Telford

Jilly McKiernan, 18, from Ashton, said: “I love politics so it was brilliant for me to meet the main politician of the day. It’s good to know he supports us as we’re such a small town but we’re actually pretty great.”

Volunteer and staff member, Laura Bent, 21, was rushed off her feet on the day trying to prepare for the visit.

She said: “The whole day was such a rush it was just madness - I’ve been all over the show today. I think that Wigan needed the visit. It’s so fortunate that David Cameron can see for himself all of the good work which the Youth Zone is doing for the town. He’s in charge of the country and it’s his responsibility to find out what the people are up to.”