MEP talks politics at Seevic College
Tuesday, 07 February 2017
Seevic College students were visited by MEP Vicky Ford.
A-Level students studying Politics and Law at the college in Runnymede Chase, Benfleet, met with the Conservative Member of the European Parliament for the East of England.
Vicky Ford is Chairman of the European Parliament Internal Market and Consumer Affairs Committee, one of the most powerful economic committees of the Parliament.
She was elected a Member of the European Parliament in 2009 and is a member of the Bureau of the European Conservative and Reformist Group and a member of the Parliament's delegation for relations with China.
After an introductory talk about Vicky’s work with the European Parliament, the students were able to ask questions.
Vicky was grilled on a range of topics including how law making works, how long it takes to set up a trade deal, should 16-year-olds have voted in the EU Referendum and asked about projects she is involved in.
Blake Matthews, Head of Learning for Humanities at Seevic College, said the students really enjoyed the chance to speak to a politician in depth about their work.
He said: “It is great to give the students the chance to ask about issues they have been learning or reading about in the classroom.
“The questions they were asking were really insightful and Vicky was brilliant at answering them in a clear and engaging way.”