Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing faces questions from Thomas Willingale Primary School pupils
TOPICS ranging from gun and knife crime and tax to pavement parking, flytipping and the EU were raised by children at Thomas Willingale Primary School, Loughton, when they put questions to Epping Forest MP Eleanor Laing.
Children at the Willingale Road school were invited to write a letter to Prime Minister David Cameron highlighting any issues of concern as part of a monthly writing competition aimed at improving writing among children at the school.
They also wrote to their local MP and today (Friday) had the chance to hear her responses when they read their letters to her in the school hall.
Also covered was the closure of London fire stations, the price of fuel, burglary and homelessness.
There was also a call for the bus stop outside the school to be moved.
Mrs Laing said: "I was very impressed by the range of issues that the children covered. "They and their families had obviously put a lot of effort into their letters to the Prime Minister.
"It's great to see primary school children taking an interest in what matters in their everyday lives."