Oliver Dowden said he "hugely enjoyed" his visit back to a primary school in Borehamwood.

The Hertsmere MP was invited to Parkside Community Primary School to meet the school council and speak to staff, led by head teacher Charlie Soyka.

Mr Dowden spoke to the school council about his role as an MP and took questions from students on a range of subjects.

After his visit, the MP said: "I hugely enjoyed paying another visit to Parkside Community School and speaking to the members of their school council.

"It was impressive to see how engaged these students are, with questions ranging from support for refugees to littering in Borehamwood. It is always a pleasure to see how hard Mr Soyka and his staff work on behalf of their students."

Mr Dowden also recently spent some time at Meadow Wood special educational school in Bushey.

Meadow Wood School teaches primary school children with physical and neurological impairments and is the only school of its type in Hertsmere. The MP, who is also chairman of the Conservative party, met with some of the staff and students and received a tour of the school’s facilities.

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The politician said: "It was an absolute joy to meet the lovely pupils at Meadow Wood School in Bushey and the fantastic staff working so hard to support them.

"I am hugely impressed by the facilities on offer at the school, as well as the dedication of the staff who go above and beyond to cater to their students’ specific educational needs. We owe a debt of gratitude as a community for all their hard work.”