Question time for MP and councillors

Pictured at King Edward Primary School are: (back row, L-R) Mr Buxton, headteacher, Caroline Flint MP, pupils Owen Greaves and Rebecca Harvey, Cllr Eddie Dobbs and Cllr Rachel Hodson. Pictured wearing white are pupils Georgina Quinn, Jamie Gardner (stripy top), Ethan Hogg, Archie Taylor, Yasmin Smith and Faith Bisby. Pictured wearing blue are pupils Mollie Hames, John Harvey, Ruvarashe Fungwe and Samuel Wood.
Pictured at King Edward Primary School are: (back row, L-R) Mr Buxton, headteacher, Caroline Flint MP, pupils Owen Greaves and Rebecca Harvey, Cllr Eddie Dobbs and Cllr Rachel Hodson. Pictured wearing white are pupils Georgina Quinn, Jamie Gardner (stripy top), Ethan Hogg, Archie Taylor, Yasmin Smith and Faith Bisby. Pictured wearing blue are pupils Mollie Hames, John Harvey, Ruvarashe Fungwe and Samuel Wood.
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BUDDING politicians have received an insight into life in Westminster by quizzing Thorne MP Caroline Flint.

Ms Flint dropped in on youngsters at King Edward Primary school along with Thorne councilliors Eddie Dobbs and Rachel Hodson.

The trio were treated to a full tour of the King Edward Road school, seeing the choir rehearse.

They were then sat down to a school dinner before being quizzed by the school council.

Coun Hodson said: “The children had a dozen questions about what councillors and MPs do, how do we get elected and how long it takes.

“Each of the school council had to make a speech to classmates and be chosen after a vote, so it was easy to explain that we became councillors in very much the same way.”

Ms Flint added: “We had a great school lunch. School dinners are still great value and sometimes the most important meal a child gets.

“Mr Buxton took us on a full tour of the school and I was hugely impressed by the knowledge of pupils that we learning about the life and work of Picasso.”