Douglas Academy pupils’ question time with MP Swinson

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Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire welcomed Modern Studies and History pupils from Douglas Academy to the House of Commons last week.

Pupils sat down with Ms Swinson before their tour of the Houses of Parliament for a Q&A session where questions ranged from an MP’s typical day to her favourite Prime Minister of all time.

The MP said: “I enjoyed my Q&A session with pupils from Douglas Academy and answer some of their questions.

“It’s important that people have the opportunity to quiz and question their MP, and I was happy to be able to provide Douglas Academy students with a chance to do this in Parliament.

“I hope it increased their understanding of what an MP does in both Parliament and their constituency and that they may one day be tempted to be involved in politics themselves.

“Any constituents interested in booking a tour of Parliament should get in touch either via e-mail at jo.swinson.mp@parliament.uk or by phone at 0141 943 1568.”

Douglas Academy teacher Sonia Forsyth added: “The visit to Westminster caught the imagination of our S4 pupils studying History and Modern Studies and really helped bring the curriculum to life. Our meeting with Jo Swinson was engaging and informative for every pupil.

“Next year the pupils will be preparing to sit their national examinations. They will now do so with a deeper understanding of the work of Parliament and the role of their MP. The visit to Parliament was a highlight for us and will be remembered by all for many years to come.”