Parliamentary candidate goes back to school

Ukip's Councillor Chris Wood at Bay House School
Ukip's Councillor Chris Wood at Bay House School

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POLITICS students got to pick the brains of a parliamentary candidate when he visited their school.

Councillor Chris Wood, Ukip’s parliamentary candidate for Gosport, visited Bay House Sixth Form to meet politics students last week.

Cllr Wood, who also represents Stubbington on Fareham Borough Council and Crofton on Hampshire County Council, studied politics at the sixth form himself.

The students asked him questions about his role as county councillor and borough councillor, and questions about why he chose Ukip to support and about Ukip’s party funding and general election prospects.

As well as local issues such as the Stubbington Bypass, buses, libraries, disabled services and playing fields, the students were keen to ask Cllr Wood about national issues such as immigration, the EU, the economy, environment and energy production.

Cllr Wood said he enjoyed returning to his old school.

He said: ‘It was thoroughly enjoyable to visit my old sixth form and speak with students taking a course which I took.

‘The students were really interested and engaged in the debates which incorporated a great many views and opinions.

‘All arguments were made fairly and answers were respected which is so important when discussing some challenging subjects.’