I welcomed two more schools to Parliament this week. Both Mousehole Community Primary School and Alverton Community Primary School made the long journey to Westminster to visit the important sites in the nation’s capital city and to visit the Houses of Parliament. During the visit pupils and staff toured the most historic parts of the Palace of Westminster and I took the opportunity to be quizzed regarding my work and my priorities.
Despite the current instability within British politics, a visit to the Houses of Parliament acts as a reminder of the great heritage and value of our democratic system. It’s fantastic that so many schools from West Cornwall make the long journey. It’s important that our children know that our Parliament is here for them and that everyone has the opportunity to access those who represent them or serve in public office.
Since becoming an MP I have taken time to visit a school in the constituency every week. I use these visits to meet the teaching staff, listen to their concerns and answer questions from pupils. Recently, I hosted a meeting between teachers and the Education Minister in Westminster so that the Minister could here for himself the concerns of those in the teaching profession.