This week we are celebrating UK Parliament Week. This is a UK-wide festival, which aims to engage people, especially young people, from different backgrounds and communities, with the UK Parliament and empower them to get involved.

As part of UK Parliament Week I was pleased to visit Ryders Hayes Primary School in Pelsall to talk about this year’s centenary of The Representation of the People Act when we extended the right to vote to all men over 21 and the first women.

The pupils from Ryders Hayes had undertaken an impressive amount of research and asked me a number of well-prepared and searching questions which I was pleased to answer. As part of the session we agreed how important it was that young women had been given the right to vote and that we celebrate this important milestone in our history.

It was a pleasure to once again visit Ryders Hayes Primary School and learn more about some of the fantastic work they are undertaking.