24 FEB 2015

MP Questioned by VI Form Politics Students

A group of VI form students from Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham had the opportunity to question Central Suffolk and North Ipswich MP Dr Dan Poulter when they met him for a question and answer session in the Houses of Parliament this week.

After watching Dr Dan respond live to Health Oral Questions in the Commons Chamber in his capacity as a Government Health Minister, the Government and Politics students spoke with Dr Dan and asked him their own questions on a range of topics, from why Dr Dan decided to become an MP alongside his role as an NHS hospital doctor, to how he represents them as young constituents.

Dr Dan, who has visited Thomas Mills High School in Framlingham on a number of occasions, commented:

"A trip to Westminster is always a memorable experience and an opportunity for young people to learn about Britain's democracy and its legislation process outside of the classroom.

It is an important priority for me to take the time out of my busy schedule to speak with younger constituents about my role as their MP and as a Government Health Minister in order to encourage their interests in how the Government works, and I was pleased that the students could watch me in the Chamber. The students of Thomas Mills High School asked very intelligent and informed questions afterwards and I welcomed the opportunity to answer them. I look forward to visiting the school again in the near future."

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