Students visit their local MP in Parliament

A-level Politics and Law students at The Sixth Form College took a trip to Westminster to meet their local MP.

Lorely Burt, the Liberal Democrat MP for Solihull, hosted the students in a committee room in the House of Commons. She fielded questions about her work as a Member of Parliament, her experience of working in a coalition government, MPs' expenses, university tuition fees and the upcoming general election.

While in the capital, the students also went on a tour of Parliament, a tour of the Supreme Court and were even able to visit Downing Street.
Mrs Burt said, "I was delighted to meet this year's crop of politics and law students from The Sixth Form College and spend some time with them in Westminster.
"I was very impressed by the quality of questions the students threw at me. I am always heartened to see young people engaging with politics.
"I hope that the students' day out in London was both valuable and enjoyable, and I wish them well in their upcoming exams."
Mike Pattison, teacher for Politics and Assistant Curriculum Leader, said, "Lorely provided a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn about Parliament and the work of an MP. They really appreciated the chance to question her in detail about her work."