Twice a year I organise a week long Politics School to give young people in Newham a practical insight into politics at national, local and grass roots levels.
A dozen 16-18 year olds get the opportunity to work with my office in Westminster and experience civic life at the Council and in Newham. During the week students enjoy access to a number of experienced professionals from the political world and will receive introductory training in public speaking, advocacy and campaigning.
I am running my sixth Politics School this February. Graduates of the programme will gain a solid understanding of the political process and how they can make a meaningful contribution to that process. With the opportunity to see 'behind the scenes' in parliament and to gain valuable experience at a young age, this is an opportunity not to be missed!
You can find out more about the Politics School and what previous students did by following the links on this website.
If you would like to apply, then click here.