Pupils quiz Fareham MP during Parliament visit

Devida Bushrod (front) with (l-r) Maddy Bushrod (13),  Devida's husband Jason, Mark Loudon (nine), mum Sarah Loudon, Ruth Loudon (10), and Angela Kerfoot. Picture Ian Hargreaves  (171556-1)

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A GROUP of school pupils headed to the Houses of Parliament to meet their MP.

The youngsters, from Cams Hill School in Fareham, who were nominated by their peers for the trip, met Suella Fernandes in London.

They were then given a tour of Parliament before they attended a series of talks on topical issues.

Miss Fernandes said: ‘It is always a pleasure welcoming Fareham schools to Parliament.

‘I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the students from Cams Hill and was impressed with the level of engagement they showed towards politics and key issues of today.

‘I hope this marks the beginning of their active involvement in politics, and I urge younger people to join a political party or take part in campaigns as a way of making their voice heard.’

During the sessions, the pupils quizzed their MP on the challenges from Brexit, the renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent and many other topics during their day at Parliament.