MP's question time at St Peter's school Henfield


Pupils from St Peter's School in Henfield tried their hand at journalism last month when they interviewed their MP for the village magazine.

Five pupils from Year 6 grilled Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert about schools policy, his life as an MP and their village.

Asked about proposals for more housing in Henfield, Mr Herbert responded: "I worry about it because houses are very expensive and young people can't afford them and so have to move away.  Our villages are very full and if we build any more it will change the nature of the area."

The MP continued: "I think local communities should decide on the number of houses to be built, but large numbers of houses should not be imposed on them."

The interview appears in the May edition of BN5, a local magazine which covers Henfield and the surrounding area.

The interviewers were Dominic Beasley, Gertie Cameron, Jansen Lee, Lydia Rodway, and Tom Drew from Mrs Lee's class.

After the interview Nick Herbert said: "The children asked some very searching questions and were exceptionally bright and engaging.  I thought they were a real credit both to the school and to their parents."