Gatley Youth grill Mark in Parliament

December 7, 2009 2:08 PM
Members of Gatley Youth Centre with local MP Mark Hunter

Members of Gatley Youth Centre with local MP Mark Hunter

Last month members of Gatley Youth Centre made the trip to London to visit the Houses of Parliament and ask their local MP Mark Hunter some interesting questions.

Led by Youth Work Manager Anthony Atkins and colleague Richard Whitwam, members of the centre were given a full tour of the Houses of Parliament. They were given exclusive access to see the House of Commons, the House of Lords and various other areas of historical significance.

Following the tour, members of the centre were given free reign to ask Mark any questions they liked in a special Question Time-like discussion. Topics discussed ranged from local youth facilities to tackling crime.

Commenting after the day, Mark said:

"It was a real pleasure to welcome members of Gatley Youth Centre down to Westminster.

"As well as having the chance to properly explore Parliament, we all had a compelling discussion about the issues of today.

"It is great to see the strong work of local organisations like Gatley Youth Centre. Young people are the future and their interests are important to all of us.

"Their questions were really insightful - much better than the riff-raff you get from some politicians!"

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