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Priestley students quiz a top politician


POLITICS students from Warrington’s Priestley College got a chance to quiz a top politician on some of the day’s big issues.
They met Leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom after hearing her Liverpool John Moores University Roscue Lecture entitled “The #MeToo wake-up call.
They enjoyed the lecture – and afterwards managed to question her in person.
Former University Academy Warrington student Lucy Bretherton, who also studies economics, geography and Spanish, said: “We stayed behind in the hall to take some pictures and she came over to answer some questions from us.
“We had our picture taken with her and asked questions about Universal Credit and the impact of the #MeToo movement in Parliament.”
Andrea Leadsom is the Cabinet minister responsible for overseeing the progress of Government legislation, as well as leading on and shaping the major projects of Parliament.
Following the #MeToo scandal she secured cross-party consensus to establish an Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme, and continues to push for further reforms so that everyone in Westminster can be treated with dignity and respect.
Just last week she delivered a huge boost to Prime Minister Theresa May by supporting the Brexit agreement.
Politics tutor Jenny George said: “We try to bring politics to our students in any way possible, but for them to speak to a politician at the heart of Government at such an extraordinary time was a great experience.”


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