Liskeard School and Community College continued their drive to promote the importance of democracy and to engage young people with politics as they welcomed Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman for South East Cornwall, Phil Hutty, as part of Mr Farron’s three day visit to Cornwall.

Sixth Form students attended the visit in the school’s Active Learning Centre to listen to a speech from the Liberal Democrat Leader and take part in a question and answer session on topical local and world affairs.

Students were keen to put questions to Mr Farron on subjects like the recent vote to leave the EU, the party’s stance on immigration, the role of religion in politics, the Liberal Democrats’ approach to becoming the main opposition party, funding of the NHS and, a subject particularly close to the students’ hearts, Mr Farron’s feelings on tuition fees.

Head Teacher Alex Lingard said “It was a privilege to have such a high profile politician spend time at the school talking to our sixth form students. The students really took advantage of Tim’s visit and really grilled him about his and his party’s beliefs and opinions, even Jeremy Paxman would have been proud!”

Luke Moynan, sixth form student and candidate for the Youth Parliament said  "Having the opportunity to meet such a high profile politician was an incredible opportunity. Mr Farron answered our tough questions, and made quite an impression on us students! He motivated us to make a change ourselves, not just to watch others, and this is exactly what I plan to do with my involvement in the Youth Parliament."

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