MP in­vites pupils to Com­mons

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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.

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