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Students question Crabb
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Preseli Pembrokeshire MP, and the new Secretary of State for Wales, Stephen Crabb, spent an afternoon speaking to Welsh Baccalaureate (WBQ) students at Pembrokeshire College recently.
As part of their WBQ studies students are required to participate in a range of activities to explore the question, 'why is politics important?’ The Q & A session gave the students an opportunity to explore a range of topical issues including the Scottish referendum and immigration, as well as other issues that are important to young people.
Student Emily Buckley questioned Stephen on the complex issue of immigration and why locals should be competing for jobs. Lucy Callard pressed Stephen on the Same-Sex Marriage Bill and Morgan Lamoureux wanted to hear Stephen’s views on zero tolerance on crime. The session came to a close with a lighter discussion, where Stephen talked about his background and explained what inspired him to seek elected office.
Speaking at the end of the Q&A, Stephen said: “I’ve been speaking to students at Pembrokeshire College every year since I was first elected, and this Q&A session was as robust as ever. They didn’t hold back!”
Welsh Baccalaureate tutor Elaine Sinclair said: “This session was important for our students to give 'politics' a real face and to encourage their active engagement with the political process.”