MP meets politics students at Guestling school

Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd with the students at Buckswood School.
Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd with the students at Buckswood School.

The Hastings and Rye MP visited politics students at a school in Guestling last week.

Amber Rudd said she was delighted to meet twenty Buckswood School students as well as politics and history department head teacher Alison Carter.

The energy secretary spoke about her political work, the general election last year and the upcoming European Union referendum.

“I was delighted to be invited to meet this group of students, and to talk about the general election last year, how the polls kept forecasting a very different outcome than that which occurred, and to talk about my priorities within the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), namely to secure energy which is clean, secure and affordable,” she said.

After giving a summary on Ms Rudd’s work in the constituency and at DECC, a questions and answers session followed in which Amber answered questions on the cabinet, the National Security Council, improvements to education, health, jobs, the Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015, the issue of whether votes should be given to those aged 16, and of course the referendum scheduled for June 23.

The MP explained the reasons why she is firmly in favour of the Remain campaign, and staying within the EU, including jobs, investment and security, followed by a debate on the arguments for and against.

A Buckswood spokesman said: “We are very grateful to Amber for taking the time out of her busy schedule to visit the school and meet with our students to share her experiences with them.

“As a school we foster as many opportunities for our students to gain first-hand knowledge and take learning off the page as we can.

“Amber has visited us on many occasions to meet with our politics students and discuss the environment and our school’s ‘green initiatives’ with our scientists and geographers; and we consider her very much part of our family.

“It is heartening to see an MP making time for all of her constituents including the young, breaking down myths and barriers and as ‘voters of tomorrow’ inspiring the next generation to sit up, pay attention and make a difference.”

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