Primary pupils fire questions at Rishi Sunak

RICHMOND MP Rishi Sunak  faced a series of questions from pupils during a visit to Brompton Community Primary School, near Northallerton.

The children from all year groups fired a series of queries at the MP during the school assembly and a meeting of the school council.

The questions ranged from whether he was happy with the result of the European referendum vote to how he became an MP and to what he most liked and disliked about the job. There was also a discussion about notions of individual liberty and democracy.

The MP was also asked about his favourite sports and whether he could help the school make the road outside the school entrance safer. School staff, pupils and parents are concerned about the danger posed by the speed of passing vehicles and parking opposite the school.

Mr Sunak said: “I was very impressed by the thought-provoking questions which raised some very important issues.

“It was most encouraging to see young people interested in how the country is run and learning about how they will be involved in the democratic process when they get older.”

He was shown around the school by members of the school council – Ruby Cullen and Daniel Boyce.

He saw the many improvements to the Station Road premises in recent years which included three new classrooms, renovation of the cloakroom and new PE facilities.

Head teacher Jane Byrne said she was very pleased the MP had found the time to visit. “The pupils were thrilled to meet him and find out about his life at Westminster,” she said.