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Richard takes questions from
the Barnham Broom School Council

SOUTH NORFOLK MP Richard Bacon has met with members of the Barnham Broom Primary School Council, who had invited their local Member of Parliament to come and tell them all about his job.

After a tour of the school, Mr Bacon answered questions from council members, ranging from how long he has been an MP to how often he asked Tony Blair questions in the House of Commons.


Barnham Broom’s school council has been running since last September and is composed of 15 children elected by their fellow pupils, three of whom form an executive committee who serve for a whole school year.  Other pupils on the council serve for half a term. 

Barnham Broom headteacher Keith Wright said today: “The children were very excited to meet Richard and really enjoyed asking him about his life as an MP.  We are very proud of our school council.  Their suggestions have led to changes to our lunchtime and school uniform arrangements, so they are making a real difference to the life of the school”. 

Mr Bacon said today: “I was delighted to be invited by Barnham Broom’s School Council to come and talk about what it is like to be an MP.  School councils are important because they give children a voice and show them that their opinions do matter.  Barnham Broom’s School Council are clearly doing a splendid job for their fellow pupils and perhaps I will see some of them in the House of Commons one day!”.

6 February 2007

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