Loughborough MP Nicky Morgan recently joined a meeting of the 1st Quorn Rangers to be quizzed about her work as an MP and life in the Government.
The Rangers are part of Girl Guiding and are open to girls aged over 13. They meet every Monday evening in Quorn.
Nicky explained how MPs balance constituency commitments and business in Westminster as well as outlining how Government legislation passes through the House of Commons. The Rangers were keen to ask Nicky about being a woman in politics, about recent votes on issues such as same-sex marriage and if she had ever been a Brownie or a Girl Guide. Nicky confirmed she had been both a Brownie and a Guide and had enjoyed both – although she remembered that sleeping on the ground when camping was a bit uncomfortable!
Speaking after the meeting Nicky said, “It is really important as an MP that I speak to all age groups and those who are interested in politics and those who aren’t. The Rangers asked really good questions on a variety of topics and I was also able to quiz them a bit too on issues such as how they keep up with the news and what I should say about the Rangers to other girls of their age.”
Rangers Leader Ruth Barsby added: “It was a fantastic evening a real insight for the girls into a Member of Parliament’s life especially what it is like to be a woman working in politics.”