Stockton Sixth Form College students played host to Stockton South MP James Wharton on Friday 4th April.
The Conservative MP gave a guest talk to students on his full-time career in UK politics and his role representing residents across Stockton South on a day-to-day basis. He also advised Government and Politics students on the range of varied and interesting careers in UK politics, and how they can get started in the sector.
Mr Wharton, who has worked with David Cameron to guarantee a Conservative in/out EU referendum in 2017, discussed how his involvement in politics from an early age led to his success in the 2010 general election.
Joanna Bailey, Principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: “As students begin to broaden their horizons and become more interested in how the world around them works, it’s a great opportunity to be able to speak to James first-hand about how local issues, and particularly things that are important to them, are addressed by political parties nationally.
“We are very grateful to James for taking time out of his schedule to visit the college.”
The talk is part of the college’s wider Guest Speaker Initiative which has allowed students to hear from the Bank of England and a Parliamentary peer in recent weeks.