Election candidates quizzed by Solihull students

The would-be local MPs were grilled by pupils at a ‘Question Time’-style event

Pupils at a West Midlands school have been putting would-be local MPs under the spotlight, ahead of the general election on 12 December.

The incumbent, the Conservative’s Julian Knight, was joined by Labour candidate, Nick Stephens, Ade Adeyomo of the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party’s Rosemary Sexton for Solihull School’s ‘Question Time’-style event.

“This was a great opportunity for the students to engage with the political process,” said the school’s head of history and politics Gareth Affleck.

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“There were certainly some tricky questions posed to the candidates over a wide range of topics and it will hopefully help the students to make more informed decisions concerning their futures,” he added.

Topics covered included Brexit, the NHS, crime and the economy, with pupils from nearby Saint Martin’s and Solihull Sixth Form College also on hand to ask questions.

Following the hour-long event, the parliamentary candidates mingled with students to carry on discussions.

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