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David Cameron visits "Politics in Action" day

David Cameron, MP for Witney, will be seeing how West Oxfordshire schoolchildren grapple with some difficult political decisions, as they take part in the council's Politics in Action event on Friday 1st December.

Nine secondary schools in West Oxfordshire are each sending a team of six pupils, aged 14 - 18 years. Each team will be faced with a scenario exercise asking them to make decisions about council services and present their case.

Although the competition focuses on local issues, the schoolchildren will also be given an insight into national political decision making as David Cameron will be talking to them about being an MP.

The winning school team has been invited by David Cameron to visit the Houses of Parliament and have seats in the Public Gallery.

Cllr Tony Walker, the Cabinet Member with responsibility for young people's issues said, "I am hoping that this day will help young people understand more about local government and how decisions are made. For us at the Council it is vital that we engage with young people as part of our own decision making process and what we learn from events such as this is very useful."

The event is taking place at the Council Offices in Woodgreen, Witney

Posted : 28/11/2006 17:26:54

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