Some of Stockport and Greater Manchester’s leading politicians will face questions from Stockport College and Trafford College students and apprentices at a Question Time event at Stockport Town Hall.
The event will give students the opportunity to debate with those in decision making positions, both in national and local politics. The event is part of the Mark Your Mark scheme, giving 11 to 18 year olds nationwide an opportunity to vote on which issues matter most to them. Last year, topics most supported including mental health services, knife crime, hate crime, curriculum for life and the environment, as well as extending voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds.
The Question Time panel will be chaired by Ricky Boleto, host of BBC’s Newsround and guests facing the Stockport and Trafford students’ questions include:
- Angela Rayner, MP for Ashton-under-Lyne and Shadow Education Secretary
- Sir Graham Brady, MP for Altrincham and Sale West
- Marcus Noden, Superintendent of Police
- Stuart Dunne, Deputy CEO of Youth Focus North West
Also attending the event will be:
- Robert Chiltern, Mayor of Trafford and Trafford College Ambassador
- Laura Booth, Mayor of Stockport
- Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish and Stockport College Ambassador
- Navendu Mishra, MP for Stockport
- Cllr Tom Ross, Cabinet member for Finance at Trafford Council
- Cllr Amanda Peers, Cabinet member for inclusion at Stockport Council
- Daniel Wright, Head of St Anne’s RC High School
The Question Time event takes place on Friday 17th January at 5pm, at Stockport Town Hall. Anyone wishing to attend can confirm by contacting Trafford College Group’s public relations team.