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Bovington pupils meet their MP in Westminster
SOUTH Dorset MP Richard Drax welcomed three young Bovington Primary School prizewinners to Parliament.
Saffron Jones, Holly Howdle and Bailey Stevenson, all aged 10, won a competition to produce a mini project about the UK’s government.
The prize was a visit to Parliament with MP Richard Drax, followed by a trip to the theatre to see the Lion King.
They were accompanied to the Capital by Bovington Primary headteacher Juliet Muir.
Mr Drax took his young guests to watch the Speaker’s procession and Prime Minister’s Questions. Afterwards, he treated them to lunch in the palace of Westminster. Mr Drax said: “I am not entirely sure how many children the members’ dining room has seen.
“I’m delighted that the children saw and understood so much.
“Meeting my young constituents is one of the great pleasures of being an MP and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to show them our great Parliament at work.”
Ten-year-old Bailey said: “I liked it when the Speaker told Mr Cameron off for calling Ed Milliband a conman twice.”
Saffron added: “Mr Milliband and Mr Cameron argued about energy bills and the green tax.”
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