Wednesday, 26 January 2011

An update from Parliament

Nick is one of the Catholic Parliamentary interns this year. He is working with the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party and the MP for Bermondsey and Old Southwark, Simon Hughes.

It's been a busy few months in the office of Simon Hughes, with the consultation on housing benefit, votes on tuition fees and EMA, as well the haranguing of ministers by the Daily Telegraph, things have never been busier! Added to this Simon has been appointed a special advocate for access to higher education following on from the tuition fees vote. In his new role he is to promote the entry to university of all students from a variety of backgrounds who feel they have the potential to better themselves through a university education. I have also been lucky enough to attend several meetings with Simon. Things including promoting diversity within the Lib Dems, information on the Localism Bill and the reform our voting system have all came up. All in all a varied and diverse experience!

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