Ilford North MP Wes Streeting visits Ilford County High School to talk about what it means to be an MP
PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 December 2018
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Ilford North MP Wes Streeting visited students at Ilford County High School to talk about why he first got involved in politics, what it means to be an MP and why students might consider a career in politics.
He also held a question and answer session with the students where he took questions on a wide-range of topics.
Mr Streeting said: “It was brilliant to speak with students and I really enjoyed the visit.
“Seeing students so engaged with politics and the big issues that affect us all was incredibly encouraging. It’s a real testament to the great work that goes on at the school that some of their questions were so thoughtful.
“Getting involved in politics is something that I’m keen is open to people from different backgrounds and with different experiences, which is why I think it’s important to engage with young people on the issues they care about.”
Danny Dixon, Head of UCAS and Future Pathways at Ilford County High School, said: “Once again, we would like to thank Wes for visiting our school.
“Our sixth formers were able to gain useful insight into what a career in politics entails and very much appreciated Wes’ honest and informative talk, which highlighted both the ups and downs of political life.
“He very kindly took the time to discuss current affairs with our politics students, who naturally had many questions to ask him about recent events. Wes’ story is an inspiring one and we very much look forward to seeing him again soon.”