Last Monday I had the privilege of being invited to speak with Mr MacGillivray’s S1 Modern Studies class at St Stephen’s High School.
I was asked to speak to the class on the subject of democracy and what my role as an Member of the UK parliament entails.
I was extremely impressed by the complexity of the questions I was asked, from the role of the party whip to the people that inspired me to get into politics. I have always been inspired by the civil rights movement and it was nice to see a picture of the late Nelson Mandela smiling down on the class. The class knew all about the civil rights movements that I followed when I was their age.