A regular visitor to Debenham High School, Dr Dan particularly enjoyed his visit on Friday 14th September, where he met with an enthusiastic group of students from across the year groups.
The group of young people were all too keen to put their questions to their local MP, with the questions coming thick and fast. In particular, the group were very keen to learn more about Dr Dan's work as an MP, both here in Suffolk and in Westminster.
The students had clearly done their homework and wanted to put their time with their local MP to good use, asking a range of questions on the complexities of the Brexit negotiations, changes to GCSE grading, NHS funding, employment opportunities and the pathway into politics.
The group were also keen to see the Government reach out to younger people and would like to see better engagement, both locally and nationally, to ensure that the voice of young people is heard in Parliament, perhaps helping to shape and inform policy.
Speaking about the visit, Dr Dan said "It's always encouraging to see younger people so engaged with politics, especially coming up with their own ideas and putting forward their own views on such a wide range of topics. It's especially heartening to hear the students' talk about how they would like to see their views and ideas perhaps bring about positive change."
Visits such as these are important in strengthening the link between what Dr Dan does as an MP locally and how he can make sure that the voice of our communities here in Suffolk are heard in Parliament. He looks forward to welcoming Debenham High School to Parliament later this year.
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