MP grilled by St Joseph’s pupils.

Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, today visited St Josephs Catholic Primary School to give a talk to a group of year six students about life as an MP and the workings of parliament. The talk was followed by a question and answer session where students were able to ask any questions they had of Andrew.

During the talk Andrew explained his journey into Parliament, the day-to-day activities of an MP and what an ‘extraordinary privilege it is to go to Westminster’. He also discussed his motivations for becoming an MP as well as the process of how laws are made in Parliament.

During questions  Mr Jones was asked about party manifestoes, why he became a Conservative, what he considers his main achievements and a variety of questions concerning the environment. Mr Jones told pupils about improvements made to public transport including new infrastructure and carbon reduction through developments such as the introduction of electric buses.

Andrew even managed to squeeze in some parliamentary history explaining the origin of the House of Commons and how it changed into what it is today.