St Albans school children got a chance to grill an MP about what motivated him to go into politics when he visited last week.

Pupils at Camp School, in Camp Road, put their questions to Labour MP Stephen Twigg, who visited with the party’s St Albans parliamentary candidate, Kerry Pollard, on Wednesday.

The afternoon also included a visit to the school allotment with Year Four children who were harvesting soft fruit and vegetables to take home. 

Head teacher Louise Cornock said: "Pupils throughout the school were very interested to meet a Member of Parliament and show him some of the work they have done during the year. 

"Our school council has been busy this year, raising money for the Rennie Grove Hospice and collecting food for our local food bank, Feed, while our gardeners were delighted to show off the results of all their hard work."

MR Pollard, who was the St Albans MP from 1997 until 2010, said: "Stephen explained that he was voted in to represent people in his constituency in the same way the school council reps were voted in by their classmates. This well informed group asked Stephen some very pertinent questions about his role. He was impressed by the confidence and maturity of children throughout the school."