MP takes part in Q&A session at academy

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Morley and Outwood MP Andrea Jenkyns visited a local secondary school to take part in a question and answer session with a number of students.

Miss Jenkyns visited the Morley Academy where she was quizzed by year eight and nine students, as well as year 11 citizenship pupils.

After the death of Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox earlier this year, students have been researching the roles of MPs and wrote letters in their form groups to Ms Jenkyns to thank her for the work she carries out on a daily basis.  

As a token of appreciation, she arranged to visit the academy and was put on the spot by the students who put forward a range of topical questions centred around national and international political issues from the Syrian crisis to thoughts on the current presidential elections and candidates.

Ms Jenkyns said: “It is important that young people engage in politics and the world around them and I thoroughly enjoyed my morning at the Morley Academy.

“All the way from the moving letters the forms wrote to the insightful questions they asked, I was very impressed.”

Mr Cornfoot, Senior Assistant Principal at the academy, said: “It was a great privilege to host Andrea and we are very appreciative of the fact that she found time in her busy schedule.”