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Pupils from St Joseph’s RC Primary School grill Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant

Students at a Lichfield school have been grilling their local MP.

Michael Fabricant visited St Joseph’s RC Primary School after an invite from Year 4 student Michael Hall.

Michael Fabricant talking to pupils at St Joseph's RC Primary School

Michael Fabricant talking to pupils at St Joseph’s RC Primary School

The pupils recreated the atmosphere of the House of Commons for the visit.

“The class had been studying politics for the General Election and the eight and nine year olds were very clued up,” said Mr Fabricant.

“After answering a couple of questions, class teacher Alex Williams and I decided to do it in Parliamentary fashion. So instead of putting your hand up to ask a question, they stood at their desks with Mr Williams acting as Mr Speaker and controlling the booing and cheering.

“Questions ranged from my motivation for entering politics, a day in the life of an MP, and how varied I find the job. Some of the questions were so specific, I didn’t know the answer such as in what year the Conservative Party was formed and how old David Cameron is.

“Fortunately, nine year old Rhys Davies acted as one of my civil servants, looked it up on the internet and passed me notes – just as it would happen in the House of Commons.

“The answers are 1834 and 48 years old, by the way!”

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