On Friday 7 November Chris Philp, Member of Parliament for Croydon South attended Coulsdon College to speak to students. Elected in May 2015, he gave an interesting view of life as an MP, his work for his constituents, speaking in parliament and sitting on the Treasury select committee.
Students, who were predominantly from Government and Politics and Sociology A Level courses were very engaged and jumped at the opportunity to ask questions ranging from minimum wage for 16-18 year olds, tackling crime in Croydon and the provision of mental healthcare for young people.
Lucy Matthews, Government and Politics student said: “It was really interesting to hear Chris’s analysis of the minimum wage and his explanation of government policy on having different wage bands for different age groups.”
Alyssa Child, also currently studying Government and Politics really enjoyed hearing Chris explain his opinions on the UK deciding to leave the EU. “It was interesting and reassuring to hear how he plans to hold the government to account with their Brexit negotiations,” she said.