Updates from Syed Kamall MEP
Member of European Parliament representing London
On Tuesday 22nd April, Coulsdon Sixth Form College welcomed Syed Kamall, Conservative MEP for London and Leader of the Conservatives in the European Parliament. Syed addressed Politics and Business students and answered questions on a wide range of issues including EU decision-making, Britain's place in the EU and his job as a Member of the European Parliament.
In the run up to the European Parliament elections on May 22nd, students asked Syed about Britain's membership of the European Union and whether David Cameron could renegotiate the terms and conditions of our membership.
After his talk Syed said "I was impressed by the questions asked and how well the students were informed about British and European politics. They obviously take a great interest in how Britain is governed. They asked challenging questions about Britain's membership of the European Union and demonstrated how important a referendum on this matter really is."
Ivan Tomb, Head of Politics at Coulsdon College who invited Syed said, “It was a pleasure to have Syed come and visit us at the College. The students are currently working hard revising for their summer exams and to have the opportunity to quiz him on current political issues was a real bonus. We’re very keen on this kind of enhancement activity at the College which really brings issues alive for our students.”
NOTES TO EDITORS:
1. Syed spoke to sixth form students at Coulsdon College on Tuesday 22 April 2014
2. Syed Kamall is the Conservative MEP for London and leader of the UK Conservatives in the European Parliament