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Students put MP Craig on the spot

Craig Whittaker with principal of St John's CE Primary School, Clifton Helen Lever and the school council.

Craig Whittaker with principal of St John's CE Primary School, Clifton Helen Lever and the school council.

CALDER Valley MP Craig Whittaker has been grilled by a group of schoolchildren.

Mr Whittaker was asked to visit St John’s CE Primary Academy, Clifton, after a few of the pupils meet him during a presentation at Tesco in Brighouse and started asking questions about what he did.

The former Rastrick councillor spent the majority of the day at the school and explained to the pupils about what he does and where he works before a question and answer session.

He gave the school council points and tips on how to help and persuade people.

The day was linked with the police commissioner elections and the pupils went to the polling station in Clifton to speak about the work they do and how they lock away the votes.

Principle Helen Lever said: “The pupils took it all on board. Mr Whittaker has now invited one of the classes to London to look round the Houses of Parliament. The pupils are really interested in it and something we would like to follow through.

“The pupils asked Mr Whittaker questions such as are you allowed to be friends with people that sit on the other side? What do you have to wear when you go into Parliament? What is the hardest decision you have every been involved in?

“They also asked what do you think about Greenbelt land and a lot of them were asking about Nadine Dorries MP who was in I’m a Celebrity. He told us he had spoken to her and told her he didn’t think it was a good idea. He said he sits next to her in the house.”

 

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