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MP hosts students from Prince Henry’s Grammar School

February 21, 2017 6:15 PM

Students from Prince Henry's Grammar School in Otley visited the Houses of Parliament, hosted by the school's MP Greg Mulholland MP.

As well as having a tour of the Palace of Westminster, the group of over 40 youngsters spent nearly a hour questioning Greg on everything from his role as a MP to his views on votes for 16 year olds.

Greg has always been keen to welcome schools to Parliament and increase the awareness of the political system amongst young people in Leeds North West. PHG Visit2017

Commenting Greg Mulholland MP said:

It was a pleasure to welcome the students from Prince Henry's in Otley, they were a really engaging group and asked some excellent and some tough questions!

"It's always great to host school groups and younger citizens to Parliament. It is so important that younger people are engaged with the political process and every credit to Prince Henry's staff for organising the trip.

"The Prince Henry's students showed real knowledge and political insight and I hope that whatever they go on to do, that they enjoyed the day and will feel closer to democracy as a result. It was clear from the questions that some of the students have a future in politics if they want one!"

Rose Burns, History Faculty Leader at the school added,

"We visited Parliament with 42 Year 12 & 13 students who asked questions ranging from women's rights to climate change. Students were given freedom to discuss the issues of the day and Greg answered questions thoroughly. We were really pleased to be given the opportunity to inspire our students to think about a future career in politics."

Greg is pictured with the school party and teachers in the famous Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament.