Ruffley to Speak to Stowmarket High School

Wednesday, 22 January, 2003

David Ruffley will be visiting Stowmarket High School on Friday, 24 January to meet Headteacher, Mr David Oliver and then to speak to sixth form students.

David is in frequent contact with Stowmarket High School. For several years now sixth form politics students have visited Westminster to see the House of Commons in action and David has paid a return visit to speak to students and hold a question and answer session with them. The session is always non-party political and covers a wide range of topics.

David said: 'I do all I can to encourage young people to take an interest in politics and to participate in the democratic process. It is important that they should have knowledge of the way in which the country is governed and the part they can play. I am looking forward to a lively and interesting session with the students- on Iraq, students' university funding to name but two!'