Pupils give MP a grilling

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SCHOOL pupils gave their MP a grilling when they en­joyed a visit to the Houses of Par­lia­ment.

The young­sters who rep­re­sent the School Coun­cil at Dean Val­ley Pri­mary School in Bolling­ton got a taste of real-life pol­i­tics when they went on the visit to Lon­don to meet MP David Rut­ley at Par­lia­ment.

Mr Rut­ley, MP for Macclesfield, faced a lively dis­cus­sion and ques­tion-and-an­swer ses­sion with the pupils who had a tour of the Houses of Par­lia­ment build­ings.

The tour was or­gan­ised by Par­lia­ment’s Ed­u­ca­tion Ser­vice and the chil­dren had the chance to find out first-hand more about how Par­lia­ment works.

Fol­low­ing their tour, the pupils met with Mr Rut­ley in one of the Par­lia­men­tary com­mit­tee rooms, with Vicky McPherson, their head­teacher at Dean Val­ley Pri­mary School, tak­ing on the role of Speaker through­out the ses­sion. Mr Rut­ley told the pupils about his work as an MP and an­swered ques­tions rang­ing from his work as a MP to the fu­ture of Macclesfield town cen­tre.

He said how im­pressed he was with the young­sters on their visit.

Mr Rut­ley said: “I am grate­ful to the Dean Val­ley School Coun­cil and their teach­ers for mak­ing time in their busy sched­ule to meet with me. It was good to be able to ex­plain to the chil­dren more about how Par­lia­ment works and an­swer the ques­tions they raised.

“I was struck by how well-in­formed even the youngest lo­cal school pupils were.

“It is im­por­tant to help them learn more about our proud demo­cratic tra­di­tions.”

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