Burnham-On-Sea youngsters shadow MP for a week
budding politicians of the future have been getting a taste of
life as an MP by shadowing Burnham-On-Sea's Member of Parliament
in London and at constituency meetings over the past week.
Alfred School sixth formers Charlie Feltham and Emily Sanders
have spent five days in London, visiting the House of Commons
and House of Lords, and also accompanying Burnham's MP Tessa Munt
at several constituency meetings.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're both very interested in politics
and were keen to experience Tessa's day-to-day work."
been a very busy and absolutely amazing week. To sit in the House
of Commons during Prime Minister's Questions and see the famous
faces debating was incredible."
also spent time in the House of Lords, where we listened to Lord
Alan Sugar, met some of the Commons researchers, and sat in on
a very interesting debate about proposed new academy schools."
and I also visited several constituency meetings which really
showed how Tessa is helping people with real-life problems."
said she first met the youngsters during a general election hustings
meeting earlier this year, when they had showed their interest
in her work. "I'm delighted that they enjoyed the week with
me - they have been a pleasure to be with," she said.