Whilst the Conservative Party leadership contest heats up, Vice Chairman for the Party and MP for Thornbury and Yate Luke Hall took some time out to meet with students at a Yate primary school.

Mr Hall made the trip to see students and staff at Abbotswood Primary School to speak with them about how they want to improve the community.

Pupils at the school have recently been learning about democracy, elections and the UK Government and so were able to hold the MP to account on numerous aspects of his day to day life in parliament.

Topics that were discussed by the students and Mr Hall included: The differences between the House of Lords and Commons, how MP's cast their votes in parliament and also how laws get passed through the chamber.

Students then contributed some ideas as to how the Yate area could be improved.

Amongst the issues raised by the pupils was: Protecting trees, climate change, animal welfare and taking action to protect against violent computer games.

When speaking of the visit, Luke Hall said: “As someone who was educated in South Gloucestershire primary and secondary state schools, it was a pleasure to meet the pupils and teachers at Abbotswood Primary School.

"There were so many insightful questions, and I was impressed with their knowledge of the issues our community faces and their passion."