An MP Comes to Ladybridge

Posted in GeneralSportsCommunityEvents - Wednesday July 10, 2013

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It’s not every day that you get the chance to meet an MP, let alone quiz them about their policies, beliefs and background, but that is exactly what a Citizenship class got to do on the last day of half term as Julie Hilling MP paid them a visit.

As well as answering questions on UKIP, Europe and local / government politics, two groups of students were also able to present debates to Julie as part of their coursework. The class spoke with the MP at length about, amongst other topics, capital punishment, racism and the voting age. She even put a question to them: ‘How do I, as a politician, inspire young people to be interested in politics and use their vote?’.