17 May 2023
MP Quizzed on Parliamentary Work in School Visit

West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin was quizzed on the work of Parliament during a visit to a rural county primary school.

The MP was questioned by pupils at Pendock Primary School who are learning about democracy and she led a debate and vote on school lunch times.

Harriett also met with headteacher Hannah Moon to talk about some of the challenges the school is facing to keep student numbers stable.

The MP was invited to tour the school by Malvern Hills District Councillor Jennie Watkins who took part in her own election earlier this month and is a parent governor at the school.

Harriett said:

“It was a delight to talk to the pupils about my work in Parliament and I invited them to come and visit me at my place of work.

“Although young people don’t yet vote, it is clear that they are very interested in the political process and I was able to help them to debate a subject that they clearly feel strongly about and pass that message to the teachers.

“Pendock Primary School is a great place to study and it was useful to chat to the head teacher about some if the challenges that she is facing.

“One of the major problems facing schools like hers is how to keep a full roll of pupils and she is facing the same challenges as many local schools filling places.

“I’ve written to the Education Secretary to share her experiences and I’ll be meeting with an Education Minister in Westminster shortly to reinforce the story of Pendock Primary and many other local schools.”

Photo: At Pendock Primary School (l-r) Councillor Jennie Watkins and Harriett Baldwin MP.