Sir Greg Knight, MP for East Yorkshire, welcomed Charlie Procter from Allerthorpe, near Pocklington, for work experience in the Palace of Westminster. The 17-year old A-level student who studies at York College helped out with Sir Greg’s day-to-day work. This involved updating records and seeing behind the scenes of the Palace and discussing with Sir Greg the issues that first-time voters are most passionate about.
During his time in Westminster, Charlie was able to sit in the gallery of the House of Commons during Prime Ministers Questions. Charlie also watched a Select Committee examining the Brexit negotiations and saw a debate in Westminster Hall discussing Legal Aid.
Charlie, who studies Modern History, Geography and Government and Politics, said, “I have thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Westminster and the interesting contributions I was able to make to the running of an MP’s office. I was able to see in the flesh some leading figures in today’s politics and hear some important questions being asked of the Government.”
“My time in Westminster has allowed me to experience the ‘mother of all parliaments’ in its daily running, and also to gauge what a career in politics would consist of. It has been an engaging and useful experience”.