Labour party conference: Sixth Form join debate

Sixth Form pupils at Labour party conference

A small group of Stockport Grammar School’s upper sixth form were present for the live broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live from the Labour party conference earlier this week.

Held at the Friends Meeting House in central Manchester, the two-hour broadcast followed a pattern similar to that of BBC’s Question Time programme with an invited audience able to pose questions to a variety of senior Labour MPs and union officials including Hilary Benn, Tessa Jowell, Caroline Flint, David Lammy and Derek Simpson.

Coming the day after the announcement of the new Labour leader, much of the debate focused on Labour’s future and the – often heated – discussion saw both panel members and audience in confrontational mood that made for an interesting morning.

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