I was pleased to meet online with some of the pupils at Abbot’s Lea School as part of Parliament’s Education and Engagement programme.
The students at Abbot’s Lea, who are disabled young people, asked really good, thoughtful questions covering a range of subjects, from online protection and women’s safety, how society can include people with autism and to anti-vaccine messaging on social media. It is clear to me that they are thinking about their engagement in society and the problems we all face day to day and this, of course, is what politics and Parliament is actually all about.
What I found particularly heartening, though, was hearing that there are some students with ambitions to become future Parliamentarians. Judging by the questions they asked I can say they would make good MPs and I look forward to visiting the school again in person in the future.