Ahead of Parliament Week 2018 between 12th and 19th November, MP for Macclesfield, David Rutley, visited Vernon Primary School in Poynton, to speak with pupils about his work in Parliament and the importance of the United Kingdom’s democratic institutions.
David joined pupils for an assembly that was specially-organised for UK Parliament Week. He explained more about the role of MPs, and why it is important for younger people to take an interest in the UK's democratic traditions and institutions. The pupils also asked David a range of thoughtful and well-informed questions, including on the work that David does to represent Poynton locally and in Parliament, as well as topical local and national issues.
On his visit, David also spoke with staff at the school, including headteacher, Mrs Carvell, who recently visited Parliament, ahead of UK Parliament week.
Now in its eighth year, UK Parliament Week is an annual festival organised by the UK Parliament Education and Engagement Team. It aims to engage people, especially younger people, from across differing backgrounds and communities, with Parliament, and encourages them to become more well-informed citizens as a result.
Speaking after his visit, David said, "It was great to once again visit Vernon Primary School to speak with pupils about our democracy ahead of Parliament Week. I was very impressed by the interesting and thoughtful questions I was asked, and congratulate staff at the school for getting involved with Parliament Week. I encourage other local schools to participate in this positive initiative going forward."