DCSIMG

Teenager gets chance to quiz Nick Clegg

Nadav Winehouse welcomes Nick Clegg to The Grammar School at Leeds

Nadav Winehouse welcomes Nick Clegg to The Grammar School at Leeds

  • by James Reed, Political Reporter
 

A LEEDS school pupil had the surprise of his life when the Deputy Prime Minister dropped in for a chat.

Nick Clegg visited The Grammar School at Leeds after he was contacted on Twitter by 17-year-old Nadav Winehouse.

Nadav and his fellow politics students thought they had been gathered together for some revision this afternoon but ended up quizzing the Deputy Prime Minister on a range of issues from university tuition fees to rising house prices.

Speaking after meeting the students, Mr Clegg said: “I thought they were very articulate, very bright, interested youngsters.

“I was very impressed by the range of questions and the level of knowledge, very impressed.”

Nadav first invited Mr Clegg to his school when the Liberal Democrat leader answered questions from the public via Twitter.

Mr Clegg’s aides contacted the school and arranged to surprise Navad and his classmates.

Nadav, who hopes to study politics at university, said: “I couldn’t believe it was happening when he arrived.

“I thought he was clearly passionate about politics, he clearly wants the Liberal Democrats to do well.

“I felt he answered the questions very well.”

The visit to The Grammar School at Leeds was one of the final stops on the campaign trail for Mr Clegg ahead of tomorrow’s local and European elections.

Mr Clegg said Liberal Democrat councillors worked harder than those from other parties and they had a “fantastic record” where they are in control of councils.

“I think we really can be relied upon to deliver value for money for local taxpayers and to protect local services.”

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page