Pupils at West Earlham Junior School get politics lessons from Norwich South MP Simon Wright

Norwich South MP Simon Wright has visited West Earlham Junior School to give some aspiring young politicians some election tips.

The pupils held school elections on Friday to teach them about politics and the Liberal Democrat MP was on hand to answer questions about canvassing for votes, pictured.

Pupils also visited Westminster last week to learn about the work of MPs and, armed with fresh knowledge, asked Mr Wright about his work in parliament.

He said: 'I greatly enjoyed my visit to West Earlham Junior School and the children asked some excellent questions about my work as MP whilst raising some important issues.

'I was also encouraged that students had passionate views on their own community, as well as on national topics of debate.

'We discussed smoking bans, drugs policy, and ways of improving our environment.

'I'm passionate about encouraging younger people to get interested in politics, and these elections are a fantastic way of doing this.

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'I look forward to receiving their policies and taking them up with the relevant authorities.'

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