David Rutley, MP for Macclesfield, faced a lively discussion and question-and-answer session on 17th October with pupils from Dean Valley Primary School during their visit to Parliament.
The pupils, representing the School Council, had a tour of the Houses of Parliament, organised by Parliament’s Education Service, and had the chance to find out first-hand more about how Parliament works. Following their tour, the pupils met with David in one of the Parliamentary committee rooms, with Vicky McPherson, Head Teacher of Dean Valley Primary School, taking on the role of Speaker throughout the session. David told the pupils about his work as an MP and answered questions ranging from his work as a Member of Parliament to the future of Macclesfield town centre.
David said: “I am grateful to the Dean Valley School Council and their teachers for making time in their busy schedule to meet with me. It was good to be able to explain more about how Parliament works and answer the questions they raised. I was struck by how well-informed even the youngest local school pupils were. It is important to help them learn more about our proud democratic traditions.”