A group of pupils with a keen interest in politics came down to London to tour the House of Commons and Big Ben, discover the workings of Parliament and question their local MP.
For the last half hour of their visit Jake was grilled by the students on a variety of issues, ranging from student finance to starting out in politics. Jake then returned home to Rossendale and Darwen.
Before leaving Jake received a petition from the pupils urging the Government to honour its overseas aid commitments and promote a fair system of taxation. Mr Berry then passed the petition to the Speaker of the House of Commons to be read in Parliament.
Jake said, “I enjoy hosting schools from my constituency in Parliament. I think it is so important for young people to get involved in politics and stand up for the issues they believe in. That’s how we build a responsible, united society and I applaud the students of Whitworth Community High School for taking the issue of poverty so seriously and I will ensure their views are heard by Parliament.”
“I would encourage all schools in the constituency to come down and see me in Parliament and get involved in the issues you really care about.”