On Friday 15th November, Anne Milton, MP for Guildford, visited Glebelands School. The purpose was to talk with the School Council about her work as an MP and to answer some of their insightful and often pertinent questions. Topics of discussion varied from what her role as an MP entails to more in-depth questions about her views and beliefs on current policy areas such as housing, the environment and the gay marriage issue.
Organiser and member of staff responsible for the student body, Miss Hansford, commented that "the experience was an extremely valuable one, the students gained an insight into the reality of political life and asked some well considered questions". Anne encouraged the students to write to the local council about many of the issues we raised and this is something the School Council will be pursuing. She also spoke passionately about increasing the number of female MPs in Parliament which impressed many of the students.
This visit is going to be followed up with a trip to parliament in the Spring Term by members of the School Council to get a further insight into what life as an MP is like.
Miss H Hansford
Department of Humanities
Source - Glebelands School