Students head to Parliament


Youngsters from eight Milton Keynes schools went to the home of democracy last month, when they visited the Houses of Parliament.

The group, who attend eight different schools, toured the historic Westminster Hall, the central lobby, the House of Lords and the Royal Apartments, before grilling MK North MP Mark Lancaster about his job with questions such as “What is the most important part of your job?”, “Did you always want to be a politician?” and “What is the best part about being an MP?”

Councillor Sarah Betteley, lead member for community engagement and empowerment at Milton Keynes Council, said: “I think it’s really important to involve young people in the democratic process as early as possible.

“It was a great opportunity for them to be able to ask an MP questions about his career and his day-to-day work at the Houses of Parliament and I’m really pleased to learn that they all enjoyed it.”

The students were from Orchard, Southwood, Green Park, Broughton Fields Primary, Summerfield, Queen Eleanor Primary, Great Linford Primary and Lavendon.