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Nescot students quiz borough's prospective MPs in college debates

Mar 26, 2015

Nescot students quiz borough's prospective MPs in college debates

Nescot students have been given the chance to grill three of Epsom and Ewell’s prospective MPs at sessions filmed by a Media group.

Candidates chosen by the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties visited the college, where students on courses ranging from Sport to Carpentry to Performing Arts quizzed them on their policies.

Second-year Level 3 Media students filmed the question and answer sessions as part of their community television project Clocktower TV, and also interviewed the candidates.

The students asked questions ranging from including Epsom within a Transport for London travel zone, how parties can engage with young voters, and on lowering the voting age.

“We’re really grateful to the three candidates for giving up their times to come and speak to our students,” said Vicky Browne, Director of Tutoring and Enrichment.

“The students have told us how much they appreciated the chance to meet their prospective MPs in person and to ask them questions.”

Sage Lal, Head of Media, Games and Computing, added: “It was an invaluable opportunity for our Media students to get practice filming a debate and interviewing the candidates.

Liberal Democrat candidate Steve Gee visited the college on March 17, followed by Labour’s Sheila Carlson on March 24 and Chris Grayling of the Conservative party on March 27. 

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