MP for Thornbury and Yate Luke Hall made a visit to Old Sodbury Church of England Primary School on Friday, ready to answer student's questions.

Mr Hall was able to speak to the students and hear their views about how we can improve our community.

The pupils have been learning about democracy, elections and the UK System of Government and they were intrigued to hear about the day to day work and responsibilities of their MP.

Among the topics for discussion was how Luke won his seat and first became an MP in the 2015 General Election.

He also discussed the differences between the House of Commons and the House of Lords, how MPs cast their vote in the chamber and how a law is passed through parliament.

He explained how democracy means that anybody can stand in an election to represent the residents of an area no matter what their background is.

They also discussed the changes that could be made to improve both our local community and the country as a whole.

The pupils raised various issues including reducing plastic waste to keep our seaside’s clean and tidy. The pupils then imitated members of the House of Commons and the House of Lords and voted on each stage to pass a bill through parliament.

Luke was given a tour of the village school and discussed the possibility of extending the school with the headteacher and chair of governors at Old Sodbury.

This would then help the school to accommodate the increasing numbers of children wanting to attend.

.When speaking of his visit to the school, Mr Hall revealed he was delighted to have received a warm welcome from the students.

"I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the pupils and staff of Old Sodbury Primary School," he said.

"I received a very warm welcome.

"It was great to be shown around the school and was fantastic to see the pupils so engaged and passionate about tackling local issues in the community."

This trip follows on from Mr Hall's visit to Abbotswood Primary School recently.