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On Friday 11 November, over 35 A Level politics students welcomed local North Shropshire MP, Helen Morgan to the English Bridge Campus for an insightful talk on her experiences of her first year of being an MP.

Helen Morgan gave a detailed exchange with the gathered students about her responsibilities as an MP and how she divides her time between the House of Commons along with her local constituency office in Wem. Over the course of the hour-long talk, Helen gave details on what it was like for her to ask a question of the Prime Minister on her first day as an MP as well as how she is proposing a Private Members Bill on Bus Transportation.

Helen then took a number of questions from the students across a whole range of topics covering local, national and international issues.

Sarah Roberts, course leader for Politics A Level at the college said: ‘We were delighted that Helen was available to come and talk to the students. It was an excellent insight for the students on what a day is really like for an MP and how they balance their national and local responsibilities.’

James Staniforth, Principal of Shrewsbury Colleges Group, added: ‘We were extremely thankful for Helen making space in her busy schedule to spend time with our students. The students were hugely enthusiastic about the visit and made the most of Helen’s time with some probing questions.’

Helen Morgan MP, concluded: ‘I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the students at Shrewsbury Colleges Group and having the opportunity to tell them about my experiences with the workings of our Parliamentary system. The students were fantastic and asked some great questions across a range of topics that they were interested in.’

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