Tom Brake MP attended a Question Time-style debate held by St Philomena’s Catholic High School for Girls for the prospective parliamentary candidates for Carshalton and Wallington.
With the General Election now less than two months away, the event handed students the opportunity to hear their Lib Dem MP and other candidates discuss the most important issues facing both the constituency and the wider UK.
Over 300 students attended the hustings and grilled the panellists over their stance on a range of issues including rail fares for young people and public health care. The debate was chaired by Rachel, Miriam and Katherine, students from the school, who selected questions for the panellists and kept the proceedings running smoothly.
Commenting on the debates, Tom said:
“It was excellent to see a huge turnout at the hustings and great to see such an enthusiasm for politics amongst young women. I’m pleased to have had the opportunity to talk about such important issues with young prospective voters and I hope I demonstrated that I have plenty to offer young people in Carshalton and Wallington”