Standard Grade Modern Studies pupils at Lenzie Academy were given an insight into politics at Westminster today, by East Dunbartonshire MP Jo Swinson.
Jo held a question and answer session with the S3 and 4 pupils, answering questions on Prime Minister’s Questions, the recent Lib Dem leadership election and party funding scandals.
Speaking after the visit, Jo said:
“The class showed a good grasp of many of the political issues making the news at the moment. It has been a busy period in politics, so from the new Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg to the recent party funding scandals, we had no shortage of topics for discussion.
“The S3 and 4 pupils at Lenzie Academy are at an age when a real interest in politics and the workings of Parliament can start to develop. Judging from the current group, who were keen and full of questions, there are more than a few who are interested already.”