On Friday 30th November, MP for Battersea and Shadow Secretary for Disabled People Marsha de Cordova visited SFX to speak to politics students.
Marsha discussed her journey to becoming an MP – she was inspired by Nelson Mandela’s story as a child and became involved in disability rights as a student – as well as explaining what her day-to-day role as an MP involves.
Marsha then offered the students the chance to ask her any questions, with students covering a range of topics including diversity within parliament, Theresa May’s position as Prime Minister, university fees, whether she believes the voting age should be lowered and whether she supports Theresa May’s Brexit deal.
Marsha told the students to get in contact if they were considering a career in politics, offering them the chance to shadow her, attend work experience at the Battersea office or to sit in on a parliamentary debate. Following the visit, Marsha tweeted “It’s always inspiring to speak to informed, engaged, and interesting young people – thanks for inviting me along!”