MP grilled as students head to Parliament
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