Emsworth youngsters learn about politics on visit to parliament

Alan Mak MP welcomes St James Primary School pupils to Parliament
Alan Mak MP welcomes St James Primary School pupils to Parliament
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YOUNGSTERS enjoyed a trip to the nation’s seat of power.

Havant MP Alan Mak welcomed students of St James’ Primary School, Emsworth, to take part in a lively question and answer session on their visit to Parliament.

The pupils enjoyed a tour around the Palace of Westminster before meeting their local MP.

Mr Mak hosted an informal session with a group of 34 pupils.

He gave a short background to his role as member for Havant before opening up the discussion to the floor.

Mr Mak said: ‘I was delighted to welcome the students and staff of St James’ to Parliament.

‘I have established strong links to the school following my visit and hope to support the excellent work they are doing as an educational stalwart in Emsworth.’

Rob Gallop, Key Stage 2 co-ordinator at St James’, who led the trip, added: ‘It is wonderful that the kids have an opportunity to come to such an inspiring place.

‘We must safeguard and invest in education, and today shows that Alan subscribes to this view.’