Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, was grilled by students from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Parliament last week.
Students from St Joseph’s in Reddish visited Parliament to learn more about how politics works. As part of the educational day they were given a tour of the estate, as well as an insight into how key legislative processes work.
Gwynne joined the pupils at the end of the day, and spoke about his own experiences in Parliament, and answered various questions on his role as an MP.
Gwynne has been a long-time champion of making parliament more accessible for young people, and said he was ‘thrilled’ to be asked to speak to pupils from St Joseph’s.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“Whenever I get an invite to these educational days I’m thrilled. I love chatting to young people about the job that I do, and how politics works for them.
The reality is pupils at places like St Joseph’s are the future. We need them to know that they can achieve anything, and that they have a voice in Parliament.
Some of the questions were quite tough, so I think St Joseph’s definitely have some budding journalists in their ranks!”