Students from across the county were able to join South East Cambridgeshire MP Lucy Frazer and learn more about her role in Westminster.

Ms Frazer welcomed pupils to take part in a work experience day at the Palace of Westminster.

The day involved a parliamentary tour, an opportunity to watch a debate in the House of Commons, two workshops and a question and answer session with Ms Frazer.

The event, on July 18, included 18 pupils from across South East Cambridgeshire and was designed to teach them about the work of an MP and the functions of the UK Parliament.

The schools represented included Ely College, Linton Village College, Impington Village College and Long Road Sixth Form College.

The day began with a tour around the parliamentary estate, including Westminster Hall, St Stephen’s Hall, and the central lobby.

Following this, the pupils were given a flavour of parliamentary debate from the public gallery in the House of Commons where ministers from the Department of Health and Social Care were responding to questions from fellow MPs.

Ms Frazer’s staff then led two workshop sessions for the pupils: one in how an MP practically assists constituents with their issues, and another in how an MP communicates with constituents via the media and their social media profile.

Ms Frazer said: "Educating the next generation about our political system is truly one of the highlights of my job as MP for South East Cambridgeshire.

“These work experience days are specially designed to give the pupils a reasonable idea of what it is like to be a Member of Parliament or a member of an MP’s staff team. 

“I hope the pupils enjoyed the day as much as I did and are left with food for thought about a future in politics or public life”.