Year 8 students had the opportunity to question Corby MP, Andy Sawford, about his role when he visited Brooke Weston recently. Each Year 8 tutor group is currently hard at work forming a political party, writing manifestos and running a campaign to attract as many votes as possible. The election takes place this week when students and staff cast their votes for their favourite party.
Mr Sawford spoke to the students about life at Westminster, his work in the constituency and his priorities and plans for the future. He said his role was the best job he has ever had, and said that an MP had to be both empathetic and articulate. He outlined the contact he has with local public services, including the NHS, police and schools, alongside his work with businesses to support the local jobs market and economy.
Teacher Mrs Coombe said: ‘Mr Sawford’s visit gave the students a real insight into the wide-ranging work of a Member of Parliament which combines law-making at Westminster with having a real interest in local issues and people. We are very grateful that Mr Sawford took time out of his busy schedule to answer students’ questions about the political process and give them some idea of typical issues faced by an MP.’