King’s Ely politics students grill former Prime Minister Gordon Brown

02 December, 2017 - 13:09
King's Ely government and politics students met former Prime Minister Gordon Brown last month.

King's Ely government and politics students met former Prime Minister Gordon Brown last month.

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Government and politics students at King’s Ely were given the chance to quiz former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The group of sixth form students attended an ‘Afternoon Tea with Gordon Brown’ event held in Ely on November 23 and organised by the city’s Topping and Company Booksellers.

The event was promoting Brown’s new book, ‘Gordon Brown, My Life, Our Times.’

Gordon Brown, an MP for 32 years and longest serving Chancellor of the Exchequer in modern times, talked to students about his political career and personal life, including how he met Nelson Mandela and how he was disappointed not to win the 2010 General Election.

After the talk, King’s Ely students took advantage of the opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions, with topics covering everything from Brexit to Labour policies.

Teacher of government and politics at King’s Ely Senior, Sharon Jackson, said: “It was a unique opportunity for our Government and Politics students to meet a former Prime Minister and invaluable in broadening their understanding of Prime Ministerial power, certainly something that cannot be replicated in the classroom.”

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