Celebrating Black History Month(October 17, 2012)
Mark recently attended an event at UCLan University celebrating Black History Month. Black History Month started in 1926 in the USA and has become an annual celebration in countries all over the world including the UK.
Mark spoke of his own experiences as a BAME MP and when he first entered into politics as a councillor.
Mark said: "It was great to talk to the students not only about my experiences in politics but theirs as well. Black History Month is a great way of highlighting the sucesses of the BAME community and I hope the students got a real taste of what life was like for me first starting out in politics."