It was fantastic to visit pupils at several local schools this week to discuss the importance of democracy, diversity, and political representation. I spoke to primary pupils at Fenstanton, Imanuel and St Andrew’s, and Glenbrook discussing my role as MP and helping them understand how our political system works. My visit to Glenbrook coincided with their school council elections and it was an honour to hear some candidate speeches from future parliamentarians and open the school polling station.
Later on in the week, I visited Dunraven to take questions from sixth form students on a whole range of issues: from humanitarian crises in Gaza and the DRC to the nationalisation of utilities, HS2, and Labour’s climate commitments. It is so important for the next generation to understand how our democratic process functions and how they can exercise their rights and powers as citizens.