Dennis Skinner, MP for Bolsover, visited Shirland Primary school today (2nd December) as part of Democracy Week. During morning assembly the children were enthralled as he spoke about his background, connection to the local area and his role as an MP. Each class had the opportunity to then select several children to ask him a question. He answered these honestly including; why does he always wear a red tie, who his favourite Prime Minister has been and if he gets on well with all the other MPs.
The children each then wrote their own speeches explaining why they should be chosen as part of the school council, ready for the election that will be held on Monday.