Andrew Mitchell MP has welcomed the 7th Sutton Coldfield Brownies to the Houses of Parliament as part of their celebrations for Vote 100 which marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which gave all men and some women the vote for the first time.
In the Grimond Room in Portcullis House, Andrew enjoyed an energetic discussion with the Brownies about the work he does as a Member of Parliament before he was quizzed by the children about a number of important topics, including what career Andrew wanted when he was young.
To which Andrew replied:
“A RAF pilot – but unfortunately you need good eyesight for that!”
The Q&A session then moved onto the role that Mr Mitchell plays as Sutton’s MP which included questions about how laws are passed and how many constituents are represented by each MP.
At the end of the session, Andrew awarded each of the brownies the special Girl guiding Midlands badges to reward their contribution to Parliament Week.
Andrew Mitchell MP said:
“It was a pleasure to meet one of the Royal Town’s Brownie packs and to welcome them to the House of Commons – it is encouraging to see such an interest in current affairs from this lively group of young people.”