Monday, 21 January 2008
Back at School
Took the day off work today and went back to school...well college! I was invited back to Mid-Kent College to speak to the public service students about being a candidate, elections, campaigns etc. I always really enjoy myself on these occasions. I found the students engaging and many asked extremely interesting questions on all sorts of issues ranging from teenage pregnancy, the smoking ban through to how much an MP gets paid and the war in Iraq. The feedback I got after was that the students were pleased to see that politics isn't all about stuffy old men making decisions that have nothing to do with them. And hopefully after the next election that will be true for Chatham & Aylesford!!