Jo visited school pupils in Bishopbriggs.
Jo Swinson MP today faced questioning be one of her toughest audiences yet – a class of S3 pupils at Bishopbriggs High School.
The Modern Studies class heard Jo relate her experiences as a new member of Parliament, then asked questions on a range of topical issues, from Stobhill hospital to the war in Iraq.
“The S3 pupils were very switched on. They showed an interest in the political process as well as a good grasp of local issues. Some had done research by looking at my focus leaflets and my website, which impressed me.
“Being approachable to young people is a real challenge for modern politicians. As someone who is passionate about getting young people into politics, I was very keen to present the subject of politics in a way that would be accessible and thought-provoking. From their response, I think the visit was a success.”
Modern Studies teacher Miss A Brown commented,
“It was a pleasure meeting Jo, she clearly related well to pupils and vice-versa. Several staff sat in and they too thoroughly enjoyed the visit. The pupils took a lot from the talk, in terms of it illustrating the course on politics in Westminster that they are currently studying.”