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Budget Day Special

Date Posted: 22/03/2013 | Posted In: Latest news

On Budget Day, thirty six students studying A Level Politics at QE travelled to London to meet with Darlington’s MP Jenny Chapman, tour Parliament.  and enjoy some of the capital’s sights and attractions.

 Gary Hogg, Head of Politics at QE, said:

 ‘It was a busy day and the students particularly enjoyed their question and answer session in one of Parliament’s committee rooms with Jenny. Questions were varied and included such topics as opportunities for women in Politics, the use of the parliamentary whip, how the spending cuts have affected the North East and youth unemployment. We are grateful to Jenny and her staff for supporting the Politics Department at QE and for being so generous with their time.’

After visiting Westminster, the students went on the London Eye for a bird’s eye view of London, walked through Whitehall and ended with a visit to the British Museum.

 Student Daneille Murdock concluded:

 ‘It was an interesting and enjoyable day.  Our MP Jenny is a role model for students f Politics and we loved meeting her.’