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Former Pupil Interviews Speaker of the House of Commons

Former WHS pupil Jessica Kieran, who is now a second year PR with Politics student at Edge Hill University, was given the opportunity to interview Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow.

Students were given the opportunity to learn more about the world of politics when they interviewed Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, last month. John Bercow visited Edge Hill to deliver guest lecture, Order! Order! The Making of a Modern Parliament.

Second year PR with Politics students, Jessica Kieran (19) and Jessica Potter (20), along with Paula Keaveney, Lecturer in Public Relations, asked John a series of questions about his career, changes is government and how difficult it is to have a ‘normal life.’

As this year sees the 100th anniversary of some women getting the Parliamentary vote, they also asked him about the importance of getting more women interested or involved in politics, as well as discussing the significance of Parliament’s Vote 100 initiative.

Read more on the Edge Hill University website.