As part of his tour of local schools Dr Dan visited Hartismere High School to meet with students and speak about his role as the MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich. After addressing the students on the work he has been doing both in Parliament and across the constituency, Dan answered questions on a number of issues ranging from university tuition fees and student loans, to the economy and the recent exam restructuring.
Dan would like to thank Head teacher Jim MacAtear and all the students who took part in the lively and stimulating question and answer session.
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Social Care Funding (17 Oct 2018)
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