Question time for town's MP

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington MP Jenny Chapman was questioned by students at Darlington School of Mathematics and Science Darlington MP Jenny Chapman was questioned by students at Darlington School of Mathematics and Science

PARLIAMENTARY question time came closer to home when Darlington’s MP was quizzed by school children.

Year 7 and 8 students at Darlington School of Mathematics and Science questioned Jenny Chapman on a range of issues, from the Ukraine crisis to how much she was paid.

Head teacher Calvin Kipling has been working with the classes on how the UK Government works, including the Houses of Commons and Lords and the monarchy.

Mrs Chapman told the students how she had decided to stand for the Darlington seat after being a borough councillor.

She said: “I would not have gone for any other seat; it was here or nowhere.

“The job is really good as you get to do all sorts of things.

“It is never boring and no two days are the same. It is a really good job to have.”

Mrs Chapman said the students had asked some great questions that were relevant and showed a good grasp of world affairs.

Mr Kipling added: “I was really impressed with the quality of their questioning and the way they conducted themselves in such esteemed company.”

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6:58pm Tue 13 May 14

behonest says...

This is about the limit for Labour's Jenny Chapman. Answering questions from kids just out of Primary School.
This is about the limit for Labour's Jenny Chapman. Answering questions from kids just out of Primary School. behonest
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11:43am Wed 14 May 14

Joe, Brinkburn says...

I totally agree with this being about her limit, I wrote to her recently regarding the council plan to build on the land between Belburn Lane and Hartington Way. She didn't have the decency to even answer my email.
I totally agree with this being about her limit, I wrote to her recently regarding the council plan to build on the land between Belburn Lane and Hartington Way. She didn't have the decency to even answer my email. Joe, Brinkburn
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