Gareth Thomas visit Regent ahead of the General Election

Further to the visit of Hannah David on behalf of the Conservatives last week, this week was the turn of the Labour Party and their local representative, Gareth Thomas. Gareth was born and brought up locally and was first named as the MP for Harrow West as a result of the 1997 General Election. He took the opportunity, after having been invited by Head Teacher, Mr Hurl, to come and talk to our students at our weekly assembly.

He spoke to the students about the importance of his long-term familiarity with the area and his acknowledgement about important issues such as long waiting times at the local A & E at Northwick Park Hospital. One of the main things that he talked about was one of the key Labour messages – that of a cut to tuition fees – ever popular with students. He also spoke with great commitment to an introduction of strict rules on zero-hour contracts.

The session concluded with staff and students posing questions on benefits, the NHS and the national debt and compulsory voting.

Now it’s over to our students, or at least the ones who are legally able, to have their say as the date of the Election looms ever larger.

Gareth Thomas

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