MP im­pressed by young­sters’ knowl­edge

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MP for Stir­ling Stephen Kerr met with Dun­blane Boys’Brigade and 1st Dun­blane Girls’Brigade last Fri­day.

Mr Kerr spoke about the the in­ner work­ings of the UK Par­lia­ment and the day-to-day work of an MP.

He also wit­nessed a model-mak­ing con­test in which the kids tried to recre­ate West­min­ster Palace and Big Ben out of bis­cuits.

Boys and girls also had the op­por­tu­nity to quiz Mr Kerr about the big is­sues of the day, and par­tic­i­pated in mock de­bates.

Mr Kerr said:“I am very im­pressed with the knowl­edge and in­ter­est shown in pol­i­tics and our democ­racy by the young peo­ple here. Most im­pres­sive of all was how accurate the recre­ation of the House of Com­mons dur­ing a de­bate was.

“It is so im­por­tant that young peo­ple take an ac­tive part in our democ­racy and the en­thu­si­asm on dis­play was re­ally en­cour­ag­ing to wit­ness.”

Boys’Brigade cap­tain Paul Christ­mas added:“Both Stephen and I were im­pressed with their aware­ness of the is­sues of to­day and I am sure he has taken a num­ber of points away with him.”

Im­pres­sive MP Stephen Kerr with mem­bers of the Boy’ Brigade and Girls’ Brigade at Dun­blane

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