Thursday, May 05, 2005

Politician visits school shock!!!

Our daughter came home from school a couple of weeks ago saying that the local MP had visited the school. It all sounded pretty low key, so we wondered whether that was really what had happened, and didn't think any more of it.

Anyway, it turns out that he really did visit the school. Two weeks before being due for re-election (THAT'S TODAY! HAVE YOU VOTED YET?) - with no press, no photographer, just to talk to schoolchildren in various classes about the political process. He gave them plenty of food for thought, and hopefully did more to encourage their involvement in politics than weeks of TV/newspaper coverage.

He won't get any praise for doing this from anywhere possibly, except here. So let it be here recorded that Peter Ainsworth (Conservative) did something positive for politics in the UK with no expectation of getting anything back.

OK, there wasn't much at stake - this must be one of the safest conservative seats in the UK. But well done, anyway.

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