Over the course of the last month Julian has enjoyed hearing from constituents, following his request on social media to young people, wanting to hear about what small actions they have taken which have led to big changes- the theme of this year’s UK Parliament Week. The idea was to encourage participants to get informed, take action and make an impact on issues they care about.
UK Parliament Week ran between 1st and 7th November, when Julian visited the Boyle & Petyt Primary School At the School. Julian gave a brief overview of his role as the MP for Skipton and Ripon. The KS2 students asked Julian a number of questions, including about why he wanted to become an MP as well as what he does in Parliament and locally. Julian was particularly impressed that the students also asked about COP26 and the environment.
Julian said, 'The students were very enthusiastic about asking questions which was particularly great to see during UK Parliament Week. I am glad that young people are already thinking about the world around them and the difference each one of us can make by thinking and taking action on issues. I look forward to seeing the students again soon, hopefully this time in the Houses of Parliament.'
Julian also recently spoke to students from Dacre Braithwaite C of E Primary School online as part of their UK Parliament workshop. The students asked a wide range of questions about Julian's role as an MP and were particularly keen to ask questions about climate change too.