VALE of Clwyd's MP was put in the hot seat when visiting a Rhyl primary school.

Dr James Davies welcomed a range of questions from years three to six pupils at Ysgol Emmanuel as part of UK Parliament Week. The annual event aims to engage people from across the country with Westminster debates and empower them to get involved.

The MP spoke to each year group about his role and took part in a question and answer session, with questions including ‘How did you become an MP?’ and ‘What is the most important law that has ever been passed?’

"It was a real pleasure to spend time with such polite, enthusiastic young people who showed a keen interest in their area and their country," said Dr Davies.

“They really put me in the hot seat and I was impressed by the questions they asked.

“It is important to engage our young people in politics as they are our future.

"I thank all the teaching staff at Ysgol Emmanuel for delivering an excellent programme of activities throughout UK Parliament Week.”

Katie Mason, year five teacher, said: “We covered an array of topics with each year group throughout the week, so by the time James visited on the Friday the children were ready with some quite challenging questions for him.

“The week taught the children much about politics, including the role of MPs, what happens in the House of Commons, policy making, the voting age, and how laws are made.

“The children really enjoyed James coming in to talk to them and gained a lot more knowledge from his visit.”

Deputy headteacher Linda Coleman added: “It was an excellent week with each year group learning about a different aspect of politics and with some of them having the opportunity to take part in debates.

“James’s visit enabled the children to find out more and to question him on local issues.

“They engaged well with him and I thank him for attending.”