Parliament Week

Last week was the annual ‘Parliament Week,’ a week in which we celebrate UK Parliamentary tradition, democracy and the freedoms which our democratic institutions protect. I have always taken an active part in these celebrations and this past week I arranged a number of tours of Parliament as well as attending local school events to answer questions on Parliament and current affairs. The highlight of the week was certainly my visit to Ivy Lane school in Chippenham where I had the opportunity to speak to the children about the role of an MP and answer their questions on Parliament and current affairs. There are certainly some budding MPs of the future in our schools and I was very impressed with the quality of the questioning and the engagement of the children in current affairs with topics discussed including the European Union, refugees and education.