Member of Parliament explains his role to Year Six pupils

MP Stephen Phillips with pupils at William Alvey Primary School.
MP Stephen Phillips with pupils at William Alvey Primary School.

MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham Stephen Phillips called in at a school assembly to talk to all the pupils about democracy.

During his visit to the William Alvey Primary School in Sleaford, Mr Phillips also spent time with Year 6 
pupils talking about his role as an MP.

Apart from his work championing Sleaford and the surrounding areas, he explained that at a national level he had written a report and made recommendations on the difficulties that some members of the Armed Forces faced after leaving the service, as well as co-writing a report with Margaret Hodge on 
tax evasion.

But, he told the pupils, his top priority was to see Sleaford develop as a growing market town.

Headteacher Stephen Tapley said: “It is great when an elected representative stands up and answers questions from the people that live in his constituency.

“I was pleased to hear Mr Phillips tell the children he was proud to live in Britain. I may not agree with all his views and opinions but I couldn’t question his passion for the town or role in the democratic process.”