LDVideo: Charles Kennedy visits a primary school

Charles Kennedy by Catch21productionsCharles Kennedy recently visited a primary school in Ilford to talk about his life as an MP. Both he and the children seem to have enjoyed his visit.

The Ilford Recorder has the details:

Kennedy, the MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber, said he thoroughly enjoyed answering questions on his role.

“I have for some time been looking forward to visiting Winston Way Primary School and I am very grateful for the invitation to do so.

“Indeed, the pupils must have done their homework as the quality of questioning far outstretched what we often see in the House of Commons itself.”

He also added: “Engaging young people in politics is so important.

“To take an interest at a young age means there is a far better chance of taking an interest come the time young people can vote. That can only be a good thing.

There’s also a video, also available here on You Tube.


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  • Great to see Charles Kennedy in action.

    Brilliant for these children as well.

    In year’s to come they will be able to tell their children and grandchildren that they met the last Liberal Democrat leader to win seats from the Conservatives at parliamentary by-elections.


  • This reminds me of the days when Charles was our leader and we didn’t have to make excuses for being Lib Dems.

  • David Evershed 13th Mar '15 - 11:24am

    Unfortunately Charles Kennedy’s performance on Question Time last night reminds us of how his lack of self awareness wasted what was potentially a great talent.

  • Jayne Mansfield 13th Mar '15 - 1:58pm

    How lovely to see the children so enlivened and inquisitive during his visit.

    Who knows what long term effect the visit will have on the children. Maybe there is a future PM in the room.

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