David Davies MP quizzed by Usk students

Friday, 23 November, 2012

Students from the Usk campus of Coleg Gwent had the opportunity to quiz Monmouth MP David Davies on Friday.

Mr Davies was invited to come and talk to young people studying public services, Independent Living Skills (ILS) and Welsh Baccalaureate programmes about the workings of Parliament and his position as chair of the Welsh Affairs Committee.

He gave his popular ‘A Day in the Life’ presentation, before taking part in a lively question and answer session.

The MP was put through his paces by 50 students who asked about his life, salary and job roles, as well as economic issues of the Euro and what his main policies would be if he were Prime Minister.

Mr Davies said: “I am often told that more can be done by politicians to reach out to young people and I agree entirely, which is why I thoroughly enjoy giving these talks.

“They are a great way of engaging with local students and it is refreshing to listen and exchange views about the issues that matter to them.”

Uniformed Public Service lecturer Simon Jones added: “We are always looking for new opportunities to challenge our students.

“Mr Davies captured their attention and explained politics in a very simplistic way. We were very grateful for his time and enthusiasm.”