MP invites pupils to Commons
SOUTHPORT MP Damien Moore is inviting schools throughout the town to visit Parliament.
The Conservative MP, who was elected in May, said such visits can help pupils gain a greater political understanding and learn more about the democratic system.
He has now written to every primary and secondary school in the local area.
Mr Moore wrote: “As the ‘mother of all parliaments’ I believe every young person in our community should have the opportunity to visit the Palace of Westminster and learn about its history and its importance in our democracy.”
“As we embark on our next constitutional milestone by leaving the European Union, and with important elections in the next year, now is an exciting time for students to visit Parliament.”
Depending on the trip, pupils may have the opportunity to tour the Palace of Westminster, learning about the work of Parliament today as well as the chance to take part in a workshop session.
Schools from Southport are also eligible for a travel subsidy to defray the costs of the visit via the Education Centre.
Anyone interested in such a trip is asked to contact Mr Moore’s office.