MP grilled by local students in the House of Commons

26 April 2016

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones MP met local students in the House of Commons this week to face an hour of questions in one of Parliament’s famous Select Committee Rooms.

The pupils from Harrogate College first had a guided tour of the Commons and Lords before being met by Mr Jones in the Chamber of the House.

Later in Committee Room 5, Mr Jones faced questions about a variety of subjects but most had a strong European element to them in view of the upcoming referendum.

Mr Jones commented:

I host a lot of school visits to Parliament.  These visits help make what Parliament does more tangible and real to students and also enables them to see the work that goes on behind the scenes which rarely makes the evening news bulletins.

Mr Jones also showed the students the Palace of Westminster’s roof garden with spectacular views over London.

Helen Garnham, curriculum leader, said:

Our Public Service students had an extremely enjoyable and informative day at the House of Commons and Andrew Jones MP has really given them something to think about, particularly around the EU Referendum as some of the students may now have changed their viewpoints.

It was a very long day but well worth it and we all enjoyed the rare opportunity to enjoy the views from the rooftop!

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