Steve gives pupils taste of what it is like to be an MP

Steve McCabe MP joined Year 6 pupils at Highters Heath Community School for their Job Taster Day to talk about the world of work.


The meeting gave the children the chance to quiz Steve on what it is like to be an MP and what skills employers look for most. Steve told the pupils how lots of employers look for transferable skills and people with a good attitude to work.


He told the class that part of his role as an MP was about getting the “best deal for our area” and making sure the voice of his constituents is heard. When asked about his everyday experiences, pupils were interested to hear about all the different people, including one or two celebrities, Steve gets to meet. He said the best part of politics is the chance to change things that are wrong.


Steve and the pupils also discussed democracy and the voting age. The pupils were in favour of lowering the voting age to 16, believing that it would make young people more interested and engaged in how politics affects all our daily lives.


Steve McCabe said:

“The pupils at Highters Heath asked some really thoughtful questions about what it means to be an MP and what skills you need to get a good job. We live in a very competitive employment market and our children need to be introduced to the world of work from an early age so that they know what to expect and how to make sure employers recognise their skills, talents and potential.


“Good jobs for the young people in my constituency is a real priority for me and I’m always happy to do anything that will help. Highters Heath School are to be congratulated on helping children think about work before they even start secondary school. They want the best for local children and I share that ambition.’

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