Tom Brake quizzed by local pupils

May 20, 2011 2:21 PM

While in Westminster this week local MP Tom Brake met with students from High View Primary School in Wallington to answer their questions on a wide range of different issues.

The group of just under twenty pupils from the school's student council were visiting on a guided tour to gain an insight into the current work and role of Parliament.

Tom said: "It was good to meet with the students. They were a lively and inquisitive bunch.

"One asked me what I regretted about my career as an MP. The only thing really is that the job is never done, and that there aren't enough hours in the day. I hope I didn't put anybody off the job!

"Another asked if I had ever met the Queen, something I have been lucky to have done on three occasions. Alarmingly, one of them asked whether an assassination attempt had ever been made on my life!"

He added: "It's always heartening to see curious and intelligent pupils taking an interest in politics."

Parliament is open for guided tours most days of the year. If you would like to visit, contact Tom's office with your details at

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