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MP quizzed on life in parliament

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell with some of the Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College students.

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell with some of the Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College students.

Tynemouth MP Alan Campbell was quizzed by teenagers about his role and work in the House of Commons.

For the fourth consecutive year, Mr Campbell visited Queen Alexandra Sixth Forum College for a question and answer session with students.

Most of the questions asked by the students concerned educational issues as well as questions about tuition fees and Labour’s manifesto on education.

Questions were also raised around social mobility, inequality within the education system, gender issues and comparisons between the different education systems that have existed during the last 50 years.

Denise Bolton, head of Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College, said: “We will continue to hold debates and events like this one as it is important that the students get an understanding of current economic and political issues.

“In an era where the youth of today are often criticised for their apathy and lack of political conviction, this event was clear evidence to the contrary.

“We encourage students to take part in these events so that they can discuss first hand any issues or concerns that they may have for their future.”

 

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