The Brexit debate came to Hastings, as students had the opportunity to grill local MP Amber Rudd on all things in the news.
Amber visited local students from East Sussex College for a lively politics workshop. During the visit, Amber discussed her career as an MP and answered questions on life as an MP.
The politics students joined other students from across the college to find out more about politics and join Amber for an informal discussion. The students came up with a number of political questions and heard about Amber’s new role as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what it is like to take part in a debate in Parliament and the latest on Brexit.
“It was a pleasure to meet with sixth form politics students to discuss some of their concerns, both nationally and internationally.
“It is very important that we encourage political engagement amongst our young people and I was pleased that East Sussex College organised this event.”
Molly Casares, an A-Level Politics student, said: “I thought the talk was very good. It is always interesting to listen to politicians and especially interesting to hear what they have to say on huge issue like Brexit. I enjoyed listening to other people’s points of view and then engage with them during the debate.”
Jordan Beeney, an A-Level Politics student, said: “I found the talk insightful in a number of ways. Amber was very good at clarifying the government’s position in regards to the amendments made to the bill, which answered a few of my questions.”
“I also enjoyed the debating side of the talk. I found that there were lots of different opinions in the room which made for a good argument on the ‘fors’ and ‘againsts’ of Brexit.”
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Amber is pictured with East Sussex College students.