King’s Ely Sixth Form students meet former PM Gordon Brown during visit to city
30th November 2017

Government and Politics students at King’s Ely were given the chance to fire questions at former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

The group of Sixth Form students attended an ‘Afternoon Tea with Gordon Brown’ event held in Ely on November 23rd and organised by Topping and Company Booksellers.

The event was promoting Brown’s new book, Gordon Brown, My Life, Our Times, of which some students were lucky enough to get a signed copy. Gordon Brown, an MP for 32 years and longest serving Chancellor of the Exchequer in modern times, also talked in great detail about his political career and personal life, including how inspired he was to meet Nelson Mandela and how disappointed not to win the 2010 General Election.

After the talk, King’s Ely students took advantage of the opportunity for members of the audience to ask questions, with topics covering everything from Brexit to Labour policies.

Teacher of Government and Politics at King’s Ely Senior, Sharon Jackson, who organised for the students to attend the event, said: “It was a unique opportunity for our Government and Politics students to meet a former Prime Minister and invaluable in broadening their understanding of Prime Ministerial power, certainly something that cannot be replicated in the classroom.”

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