On Wednesday 12th May, Politics students were lucky enough to hear virtually from Dr Rosena Allin-Khan – the MP for Tooting and the Shadow Secretary of State for Mental Health.

Dr Allin-Khan gave the students a summary of her life and how she ended up in politics, with really important lessons about the impact of refusing to give up in the face of adversity and putting yourself out there to change your local community for the better. She then gave honest and comprehensive answers on topics ranging from the future of the Labour Party in light of the result of the Hartlepool by-election, the mental health crisis for young people to her role in the shadow cabinet, and the efficacy of the Prime Minister’s Questions in holding the government to account.

We are incredibly grateful to Dr Allin-Khan to giving up her time to speak to us, and are very hopeful that we will be able to welcome her to school in person soon.

Mr Davis (Head of Politics)