MP happy to be called into question

Ashington MP Ian Lavery seen on a visit to Central First School at Ashington.
Ashington MP Ian Lavery seen on a visit to Central First School at Ashington.
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WANSBECK MP Ian Lavery proved he was a class act after being called into question by voters of the future.

Mr Lavery visited all five schools in the Ashington learning partnership and met their school councils to answer questions about democracy, how the government works, what his role is and what he’ll be doing to look after their futures.

The MP arranged the visits to enable him to outline his vision for Ashington and explain the role of politicians. And at Ashington High School, he met sixth-form students studying government and politics to offer a hand with their studies.

Learning partnership executive director Ken Tonge said: “I think it’s a great idea for Ian to give up his time to meet our young people.

“They’re the future of Ashington, and I’m glad Ian respects them and their views enough to spend the day with them.”