07 MAR 2014

Local students shadow MP for International WomenÂ’s Day

Jack Lopresti MP has invited 5 girls from Filton and Bradley Stoke yesterday to shadow him for the day and join others students from across the UK in celebrating International Women's Day.

Schools and Colleges with sixth forms in Filton and Bradley Stoke were invited to nominate one female student to be put into a ballot to come up to Westminster. This year Jack managed to get 5 students into all the International Women's Day events.

Nhair Padron, Abbeywood Community SchoolChelsea Miller, Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy Sophie Maxted, Bradley Stoke Community SchoolPriya Kaur, Downend SchoolSumman Mazhar, The Ridings Federation Sixth Form

The students have attended a number of events to mark the day, including a tour of Parliament to learn about its history and functions, a visit to Number 10 Downing Street and a chance to listen to a House of Commons Debate.

The day ended with an afternoon tea reception where all the girls with their MPs from across the UK came together and were welcomed by The Speaker of the House of Commons, The Rt. Hon. John Bercow MP.

"It was a great day and I was proud of our Filton and Bradley Stoke girls who took the whole thing in their stride. I hope they feel empowered to follow whatever career path they want."

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