MP addresses sixth form at Midhurst Rother College

Arundel & South Downs MP Nick Herbert spoke to Midhurst Rother College’s sixth form students as part of the College’s election programme when he visited the school on Friday (27 February).

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Mr Herbert was invited by the sixth form Director Richard Brimacombe to speak to the College’s sixth form students on Conservative politics, one of a series of talks from politicians.  The MP’s visit formed part of an election programme that the school is running for its own College elections which will be held on Thursday 7 May, the same day as the General and district council elections.

The head boy and head girl of the College, Steyn Omen and Jen Welsman, welcomed Mr Herbert to the school, and were joined by over 40 students who wanted to listen to the MP and ask questions.

Mr Herbert, who is about to embark on his third election campaign since becoming an MP in 2005, spoke to the students about the values of the Conservative Party and its key principles, including nation, security, liberty and opportunity.

The MP has recently authored a book, Why Vote Conservative 2015, which sets out how the Party's values are best equipped to answer modern challenges.

Students then had the opportunity to put questions to the MP and covered topics on defence spending, austerity measures, the national minimum wage and green policies.

Richard Brimacombe, Key Stage 5 Director, said: “The Midhurst Rother College Sixth Form was delighted to receive Nick for his presentation which will help to prepare our students for the general election.  We see the series of presentations from parliamentary representatives as a key tool in raising their awareness of the political process.”

Nick Herbert said: “I was very pleased to have been invited to the college as part of their election programme and to be able to explain my Party's values and policies.  It is good to see young people engaging with the democratic process and I wish their candidates luck in their own hustings and elections on Thursday 7 May.”





   1. Photograph 1 attached – Joe Casebow, Adam Carter, Rebecca Nicholson, Nick Herbert MP, Jen Welsman, Styn Omen and Emily Hillier

   2. Photograph 2 attached – Nick Herbert speaking to sixth form students at Midhurst Rother Academy.