Parliamentary Reception

Jessica and I were privileged enough to have been invited to the CAFOD MP Correspondent Annual Parliamentary Reception which was held in the Speaker's House. As politics students, we were ecstatic to have this opportunity open to us at it has given us an insight on what Parliament is like as well as has given us the opportunity to talk to MPs about their work. We were very excited to see the Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow and several other MPs including Rob Flello.

 In their speeches, they talked about their experiences of working alongside CAFOD in less developed countries and how the organisation can help improve the quality of life in the region. The main issue which was discussed throughout the evening was about climate change and how it will affect those less developed countries in the future.

 It was interesting to realise that despite the political differences between Parliamentarians, there was an agreed consensus that evening that climate change is a real issue which we must tackle in order to have a sustainable future for the next generation.

 Overall, it was a fantastic experience and has motivated us to do well in our A Levels so that we can (hopefully!) come back to Parliament in the future not as guests, but rather employees!

  Princess (Sixth Form Politics Student)


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