MP’s question time

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WETHERBY High School’s Sixth Form resembled the set of BBC’s Question Time last week as History and Politics students grilled their local MP on current affairs.

Wetherby MP Alec Shelbrooke visited the school last Friday as part of an ongoing tour of all schools in the Elmet and Rothwell constituency.

Mr Shelbrooke said: “People often ask me what I can do to lessen political apathy among young people.

“And I think giving them the opportunity to interrogate me on the issues that really matter to them is the best way possible.”

Students at the High School chose many hot topics for Mr Shelbrooke to answer including the economy, tuition fees and the recent conflict in Libya.

Mr Shelbrooke added: “What I especially love about debating with young people is that they don’t hold back and just say things as they see them.

“I find it fascinating to watch these young adults form their own political opinions right in front of you.”

Mr Shelbrooke is looking to arrange for the students to visit him in the House of Commons and tour the ancient Palace of Westminster later this year.

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