What does it mean to be an MP? Jo speaks to young Milngavie pupils


Local MP Jo Swinson recently visited The Glasgow Academy Milngavie to meet staff and speak to children about being an MP.

Jo spoke to 60 pupils aged 4-8 about her role as an MP and its challenges, and why she decided to become an MP.

Commenting, Jo said:

“It was lovely to visit The Glasgow Academy and I enjoyed meeting staff and chatting to the children.

“There were some great questions. We talked about Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, who the Prime Minister is and where she lives, as well as a bit about what being an MP involves.

“I hope that today will have sparked an interest in our democracy for the young pupils at The Glasgow Academy.”

Jean McMorran, Head of The Glasgow Academy Milngavie, said:

“The Glasgow Academy Milngavie staff and pupils were thrilled to have Jo Swinson MP come to talk to them about her role in Parliament. 

“The children loved hearing about the green seats in the House of Commons and the red seats in the House of Lords. They had plenty of questions linked to the Queen and her crown jewels! The boys and girls were very surprised to hear that you can walk for three miles inside the Houses of Parliament and that this was the same as going around the two Milngavie reservoirs. 

“They all wanted to tell Jo about their own visits to London, especially the Harry Potter Experience."


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