Kids put MP on the spot

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DON Valley MP Caroline Flint faced Year 6 pupils at St Joseph’s Primary, Rossington, to answer their political questions.

A panel of 20 youngsters asked about her pets, what she thought about cruelty to animals, what age she first got interested in politics, what it takes to be good leader, what she does to help the environment, and what she considers the most threatening global problem.

Acting head Ann Pettigrew said: “The pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed it. What the pupils liked was they had thought of the questions and felt they got the answers to things that mattered most to them.

“I thought Caroline answered the questions well, and gave examples the children could understand. It must be difficult to explain an MP’s role to children.”