York MP faces questions from St Peter's pupils

Pupils at St Peter's School, York have been quizzing the MP for York Outer, Mr Julian Sturdy, on a number of local and national issues.

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22nd September 2016 — Mr Sturdy, of the Conservative Party, took questions from current and prospective politics students, covering a range of topics, including the new Prime Minister, the EU, and the new local plan proposed for York.

The pupils also heard a short talk from Mr Sturdy, covering his experiences over his six years in parliament.

Ben Fuller, Head of Politics at St Peter's School, said: “It was fantastic for the pupils to hear from one of our local MPs about what’s happening in Westminster and discuss some of the local concerns we share. The turnout of enthusiastic pupils and the questions they raised show that many young people are intensely interested in politics and the change it can bring about.”

About St Peter's School York

Founded in 627 AD, St Peter's School, York, is the world's fourth oldest school with a long history of top-class education. Today, St Peter’s is a leading day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 2-18 and combines a rich heritage with a forward-thinking approach to teaching. An all-round education inspires a lifelong love of learning and pupils enjoy an exceptional range of co-curricular activities, developing skills that will make them stand out in a fast-changing world.

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