LOCAL MP, Michelle Donelan, has faced a few difficult interviews in her time, but recently she was grilled by children in year five at Forest and Sandridge Primary School.
The MP runs regular democracy workshops, where she engages with students of all ages at local schools and clubs about her role and the role of politics. She invited questions from the children, who didn’t hold back.
She faced questions such as; ‘Did you met the Queen?’, ‘What are you doing to support people?’, ‘Who was a better Prime Minister – Rishi Sunak or Boris Johnson?’ ‘What is your dog’s name?’, and ‘Can you organise better fairground rides?’.
Michelle Donelan spent over an hour answering questions and explaining her role as MP to the group of around 30 children. She said, “I had a great Friday morning at Forest and Sandridge School in Melksham where I had to opportunity to speak to the Year five students. The students had some amazing and varied questions. I love doing democracy workshops and it is always so rewarding to see young people so enthusiastically engaged.”
Speaking after the session, one of the students who spoke to Melksham News said, “It was great to meet Michelle Donelan, she was good at answering our questions and now I know she has one dog, two cats and her granddad is her most inspiring person, and Margaret Thatcher is her favourite politician as she was the first female Prime Minister”