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Droitwich Spa High School students get their own 'Question Time' with town's MP

Droitwich Editorial 23rd May, 2019

STUDENTS from Droitwich Spa High School were given a first-hand insight into UK politics when Mid Worcestershire MP Nigel Huddleston paid them a visit, writes Shivani Chaudhari.

The year 11,12 and 13 pupils held their very own ‘mini’ question time and were keen to learn more about a variety of relevant issues such as local infrastructure, international trade policy, Brexit and Parliamentary sovereignty.

Head of politics Mark Drew said: “As ever, the students had clearly done their homework – they’d researched everything from his voting records to his questions asked in Parliament and his party’s manifesto promises.”

He added they had worked hard to craft their questions to be ‘demanding but fair’.

“We’d talked about the importance of legitimate scrutiny rather than simply trying to catch a politician out.

“As a result the students ensured they provided a quality debate.”

Mr Huddleston, the Conservative vice chair of youth, said it was important to meet with the next generation of voters and take the time to answer their concerns and questions.

The school thanked Mr Huddleston for giving up his time.

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