Twice a year, I organise a week-long Politics School to give young people from East Ham a practical insight into politics at national, local and grassroots level.
A dozen 16-18 year olds get the opportunity to work with colleagues from my Westminster office and experience civic life at the Council and in Newham. During the week, students enjoy access to a number of professionals from the political world and will receive introductory training into public speaking, advocacy and campaigning.
I am running my seventh Politics School this summer. Graduates of the STPS will gain a solid understanding of the political process and how they can make a meaningful impact in it. With the opportunity to see within the Westminster fold, this is an opportunity like none other!
You can find out the views of STPS graduates here. Applications will open soon, so keep checking back!