Alton Convent Prep School welcomed local MP

13th October 2016

Alton Convent Prep School welcomed local MP Damian Hinds to a special assembly. Along with the newly elected members of the Pupil Council they were enthralled to learn a little about the process of becoming an MP. They were surprised to discover that Parliament consists of six hundred and fifty elected members and that each MP represents a particular constituency.

Mr Hinds explained how an MP should be looking at how to improve life for all members of the country but also have a special interest in more local issues, such as education, police and housing.

Pupils learnt a little more about democracy and representing other people’s views and were able to ask questions such as; Why did Mr Hinds become an MP? Would he like to be Prime Minister? Can an MP make decisions on their own? Henry Blackmore from Year 6 remarked afterwards, “He made politics sound interesting!”