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Hertford and Stortford MP Mark Prisk visits Thorley Hill Primary Schools

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Bishop's Stortford's MP Mark Prisk was questioned by pupils at Thorley Hill Primary School.

The Conservative, who is standing down at the next General Election after 18 years, met members of the junior leadership team, who quizzed him about Brexit, his parliamentary role and education.

Year 6 pupils explained to Mr Prisk how the school spend its sports premium.

MP Mark Prisk at Thorley Hill Primary School (19348110)
MP Mark Prisk at Thorley Hill Primary School (19348110)

As he toured the primary, he was accompanied around the Key Stage 1 and early years department by Year 2 pupils Olive and Matty. Year 6 pair Sonny and Aimee took over as he visited the other classes.

Mr Prisk also talked to head Kim Perez and vice chairman of governors Barry Maxwell about national issues such as the squeeze on school budgets and local issues like recruiting staff in an area with high housing costs.

They also discussed the impact of The Bishop's Stortford High School's proposed move to land off Whittington Way and the impact this will have on the Thorley Hill campus.

Mrs Perez said: "We were delighted to have Mr Prisk visit our school and to discuss with him issues that are relevant and important to us. The visit was informative for both Mr Prisk and the children, with both parties learning a great deal from each other."

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