MP’s advice to young councillors

MP Andrew Jones with St John's Primary School headteacher Emma Higgins and the newly elected school council (s)
MP Andrew Jones with St John's Primary School headteacher Emma Higgins and the newly elected school council (s)

Knaresborough’s MP Andrew Jones has visited St John’s Primary School to give the newly-elected school council an insight into the job of an MP.

Andrew explained the work he does in Westminster and in the constituency including the responsibilities of being elected to represent others, and wished the pupils luck in their new role as school councillors and advised them how to get the best out of the council.

He said: “It is great to have opportunities to talk to children about the work of elected representatives, especially when they are taking on a role as important as school councillor.

“All the children were very excited about being elected by their class mates and asked some challenging questions.

“It is important for children of a young age to gain an understanding of politics and the way our country is run, and school councils are the a useful way to achieve this at an early age,” Andrew said.