Students get a lesson in running the country
A GROUP fo high school students headed to Parliament to learn about how the Government works.
Five students from Tytherington School took part in Parliamentary Induction Day, organised by local MP, David Rutley.
During their visit they observed proceedings in both Houses of Parliament, including questions to Chancellor of the Exchequer in the House of Commons and Oral Questions in the House of Lords.
The students also sat in on evidence sessions for the Digital Economy Bill Public Bill Committee and the Savings (Government Contributions) Bill Public Bill Committee, where Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis OBE was giving evidence.
The students were also given a tour of the Palace of Westminster and ended the day with a question and answer session with David, where they asked him a range of questions, from: youth involvement in politics; the voting age; the EU referendum; his work as a Member of Parliament and the route he took to become a Parliamentarian.
They also met Jane Ellison MP, Financial Secretary to the Treasury, and Martin Lewis.
Mr Rutley said: “It was great to welcome the students to Westminster, and to have the chance to answer their questions.
“I hope that they enjoyed finding out more about how Parliament works and that the experience will help them both in their studies and their future career choices.
“I was grateful for the chance to learn more about the issues that were important to them, and wish them continued success in their studies.”
Students from Tytheringotn are pictured with Martin Lewis OBE, Jane Ellison MP and Macclesfield MP David Rutley.