Stephen Crabb Member of Parliament for Preseli Pembrokeshire took part in a virtual Q and A session organised by The Politics Programme aimed at helping young people engage with politics.
Stephen was quizzed by students from Milford Haven School on Friday 25th February on a wide range of topics including local and national concerns.
The Politics Project supports young people to use their voice by providing students and teachers with digital tools to learn, teach and engage in politics. They hold workshops for young people and train teachers using a variety of dynamic techniques, resources and events.
Stephen Crabb MP said:
“I was delighted to be able to join the Q&A session today to discuss issues with the students of Milford Haven School. The session was really enjoyable, and I am always fascinated to hear about the concerns that are important for young people. It was great to be able to share and provide insight into the work that MP’s carry out on a day-to-day basis both in the House of Commons and in the constituency.
“I was impressed with the range of well-researched questions that covered a number of topical issues such as my priorities for Pembrokeshire, how I became an MP, changes to the voting age, and environmental concerns. I hope that students found it interesting and I thank them for inviting me to take part in the session.”
"Thank you to Milford Haven School and Stephen Crabb MP for a fantastic Digital Dialogue: Wales event. The students and the teachers supporting them were amazing; students had clearly prepared really well for the session and had some great questions for Stephen.
The Politics Project wants to make sure that during their time at school every young person can have the chance to have a meaningful conversation with a politician and build positive relationships. We really appreciate Stephen's support in helping us achieve that aim." - Ian Pope, Head of Programmes at The Politics Project
"Our pupils really enjoyed their opportunity to discuss politics with our MP. They thoroughly appreciated his openness with them on some really challenging topics as well as his insight into life as a politician and his career path to becoming an MP. It was a really worthwhile experience for our pupils and we really appreciate Stephen taking the time to engage with us." Sean Thomas, Associate Strategic Lead for Pupil Voice at Milford Haven School
Stephen regularly speaks to students across the constituency about the work of an MP. Any school wanting to take up the opportunity should email Stephen.email@example.com for more information.