MP Hurd gets grilling from pri­mary pupils

Politi­cian fields ques­tions on a range of top­ics

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

PUPILS at a pri­mary school in Ick­en­ham got the chance to quiz their MP on ev­ery­thing from his hob­bies to HS2.

Nick Hurd, Con­ser­va­tive MP for Ruis­lip, North­wood and Pinner, vis­ited Glebe Pri­mary School, in Sus­sex Road, on Fri­day, March 20.

Dur­ing a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion, chil­dren from Years 5 and 6 grilled him on a range of top­ics, from his proud­est po­lit­i­cal achieve­ment – which he said was keep­ing the can­cer unit at Mount Ver­non Hos­pi­tal, in North­wood, open – to whether he had met David Cameron, to which he said he had, be­cause the prime min­is­ter was his ‘boss’.

Karen Hamp­shire, the school’s me­dia ad­min­is­tra­tor, said: “All the chil­dren and staff were very im­pressed with his hon­est and straight­for­ward an­swers. He even signed a few au­to­graphs af­ter­wards and one Year 5 pupil said that it was al­most as good as get­ting Tay­lor Swift’s sig­na­ture.”

Mr Hurd also vis­ited the school to see its new build­ing, which was opened last year by the Duchess of Glouces­ter.

The school’s old build­ing was de­mol­ished and re­placed as part of Hilling­don Coun­cil’s school ex­pan­sion pro­gramme for the bor­ough.

Af­ter his visit, Mr Hurd tweeted: “Rebuild at Glebe Pri­mary School v im­pres­sive, as were the pupils I met. Con­grat­u­la­tions to @ nick­alford1 and team. Great as­set for Ick­en­ham.” CHIL­DREN are in­vited to take part in the Hare­field Easter Egg Hunt.

Eggs have been placed in 11 shop win­dows around the vil­lage and will re­main on dis­play un­til April 11.

The eggs, which will each have a let­ter on them, will be in shops in the High Street, Park Lane and the Hare­field vil­lage end of North­wood Road.

Once chil­dren have got all 11 let­ters they must ar­range it into a word and take their com­pleted en­try form to Hare­field Li­brary, in Park Lane.

Five win­ners will claim a £25 voucher.

En­try forms will be handed out to school chil­dren and will also be avail­able from shops in the vil­lage and the li­brary.

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