On Monday, Stephen played host to a group of Year 6 pupils from Langdon Academy Primary School. The group watched a short introductory film about the House of Commons in the Parliamentary Education Centre, before being given a tour of the building by guides.
After this they met Stephen in a committee room to hear more about the work of an MP. The group – based in Stephen’s constituency of East Ham – were able to hear about the functioning of parliament, the way laws are passed and all the latest news on Brexit. After this they quizzed Stephen about topics of concern.
Speaking after the event, Stephen said: “It was a real pleasure to host the group from Langdon Academy in Parliament. They obviously had a strong interest in politics both at a global and a local level and raised a variety of issues with me from climate change to litter picking. One said that he would like to be an MP in the future and this is something I encourage all young people to consider.”