Politics is on the agenda for King's Ely students with day at Downing Street

Government and Politics students from King's Ely with  Lord Hennessy of Nymsfield.

Government and Politics students from King's Ely with Lord Hennessy of Nymsfield.

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A group of Government and Politics students from King's Ely visited Westminster in London last week.

The year 12 students travelled to the capital and took a tour of the Supreme Court, hearing about the Human Rights Act and its impact in court. They then travelled to the Palace of Westminster to meet Lord Hennessy of Nymsfield – a leading constitution expert and historian – who talked to them about the role of the Lords, before touring the Houses of Parliament, where they learnt about the history of the building. The trip concluded with a visit to the House of Commons, where a debate was underway.

They then met a series of MPs, Lords, local councillors and members of the whips’ office, and were given an opportunity to question various different people and hear their varying responses.

Finally, local MP Lucy Frazer came to talk to the students about her role of representing constituents and that of the Conservative Party.

Sharon Jackson, head of politics at King’s Ely, said: “Lots of activities were planned in perhaps the busiest politics trip to date. The students really enjoyed meeting Lord Hennessy and our local MP, Lucy Fraser. All in all, it was a highly informative day.”

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