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Student, 17, debates Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West on Brexit

PUBLISHED: 15:21 21 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:26 21 July 2017

Deputy Mayor of London Joanne McCartney AM, Catherine West MP and Alexandra Park School A level student Bradley Roper at the end of the three day summer school. Picture: FRANKIE GRANT

Deputy Mayor of London Joanne McCartney AM, Catherine West MP and Alexandra Park School A level student Bradley Roper at the end of the three day summer school. Picture: FRANKIE GRANT

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A devoted remain MP was quizzed this week by a young Brexiteer during a politics summer school.

Students meet with Catherine West inside the Palace of Westminster. Picture: FRANKIE GRANTStudents meet with Catherine West inside the Palace of Westminster. Picture: FRANKIE GRANT

Alexandra Park School student Bradley Roper engaged Hornsey and Wood Green MP Catherine West in friendly debate over Brexit in a week which saw a group of youngsters from across the constituency tour the Palace of Westminster and meet members of the shadow cabinet, whips and backbench MPs.

Speaking at the end of the three days, Bradley, 17, said: “I definitely enjoyed the debate. It’s not much fun if everyone agrees with you. I’m very uncomfortable about laws not being made within UK borders.”

Commenting on the school, Fortismere student Robbie Campbell, 17, said: “I found it very interesting. It’s inpsired me to follow politics further.”

And after a presentation ceremony which saw the youngsters awarded certificates, Robbie’s mother Ann said: “It’s such a fantastic opportunity for young people. It wasn’t just about the politics that goes on in the House of Commons and that’s quite interesting for young people.”

London deputy mayor Joanne McCartney AM, Fortismere School A level student Robbie Campbell and MP Catherine West. Picture: FRANKIE GRANTLondon deputy mayor Joanne McCartney AM, Fortismere School A level student Robbie Campbell and MP Catherine West. Picture: FRANKIE GRANT

Ms West said: “I am delighted this inaugural summer school has run smoothly and given young people the opportunity to immerse themselves in the political world.

“I hope many of them will consider standing for public office in the future,” she added.


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