April 12, 2011 10:35 AM
Mark Hunter MP alongside students from Cheadle Hulme High School

Mark Hunter MP alongside students from Cheadle Hulme High School

Last Friday 1st April Cheadle MP Mark Hunter met with students from Cheadle Hulme School to engage in a Question & Answer session at their latest 'Think Tank' event, organised by the school's politics society.

Asked to speak on 'life in the Coalition', Mr Hunter gave a presentation on the background and context to the formation of the Coalition Government and his own role as a Government Whip. Mark then answered some interesting questions on a range of issues such as the NHS and the forthcoming referendum on the voting system. The debate was lively and pupils were able to grill the school's local MP about any subject of their choosing.

At the end of a packed session Mark was thanked by the students and presented with a bottle of wine as a gesture of thanks.

Commenting, Mark said:

"It's always a pleasure to be invited back for another visit to Cheadle Hulme School to meet with so many enthusiastic young people and listen to their views - as well as share some of my own!

"Our country's political makeup has taken a somersault over the past twelve months, making this is an absolutely fascinating time to be studying Government and Politics.

"It was encouraging and stimulating to discuss such an array of subjects, and to see that the pupils are so well engaged with the important debates taking place that affect all of us.

"It is absolutely vital that public engagement with politics is widened and events like this truly enhance the democratic process."

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