MP grilled as stu­dents head to Par­lia­ment

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

STU­DENTS grilled the town’s MP when they vis­ited him in Par­lia­ment as part of a trip to the cap­i­tal.

The stu­dents at Fal­li­b­roome Acad­emy met Mac­cles­field MP David Rut­ley in the Par­lia­men­tary Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre, where Mr Rut­ley ex­plained about his role.

They also dis­cussed the Queen’s Speech, which had taken place the day be­fore their visit, and the work­ings of the Houses of Par­lia­ment.

He also an­swered ques­tions on school fund­ing, the UK’s with­drawal from the EU and on the im­pact of so­cial me­dia.

Mr Rut­ley said: “I am al­ways pleased to meet school groups from Mac­cles­field, and to have the op­por­tu­nity to take their ques­tions. This group of Fal­li­b­roome pupils was clearly well in­formed about our demo­cratic pro­cesses, and asked in­ter­est­ing ques­tions. I hope that they en­joyed their visit to Par­lia­ment, and I look for­ward to more school groups tak­ing up the op­por­tu­nity to visit in the months ahead.”

The stu­dents also en­joyed a tour of the Houses of Par­lia­ment and watched pro­ceed­ings in both houses. In the af­ter­noon, the group par­tic­i­pated in in­ter­ac­tive work­shops, where they ex­plored the work of Par­lia­ment in more de­tail.

MP David Rut­ley wel­comed the Fal­li­b­roome stu­dents to Par­lia­ment

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