Last Updated: 30 January 2020
Created: 30 January 2020
North Swindon MP Justin Tomlinson met with students at Great Western Academy to judge the school’s political parties and ideas competition.
The competition was part of the schools A Day In Politics event, which aimed to help develop students’ enterprise skills and political awareness.
The students went on a day-long campaign trail – which saw them form their own political parties, explore existing policies, create campaign material, and take part in debates.
Justin Tomlinson said: “I was really impressed with the quality of their campaigns, well thought out and reasoned policies, with first-class, confident and articulate presentations. Far, far better than I could have managed at their age! They were all a real credit to their school, and we politicians would do well to learn from them!”