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Place your votes says shadow culture minister

Redditch Editorial 22nd Apr, 2015 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

STUDENTS at St Augustine’s Catholic High School were treated to a visit Tuesday (April 20) by Labour’s Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport.

Chris Bryant held a question and answer session, with Labour candidate Rebecca Blake, encouraging those about to cast their first vote.

He said: “The message is to vote.

“There’s a massive decision that this country has got to make and Redditch is one of the seats that will make it because it is one of the tightest battles between Labour and Conservative.”

The Shadow Minister told the students, in years nine and 12, that taking part in a choir or in a school play teaches team-work, time-keeping and to gain self confidence.

Students were told the basis of Mr Bryant’s politics came from the belief that everyone is born equal and so we should all have an equal chance in life.

He added: “Economic recovery is only happening in London and the South East, you need to take the whole of the country with you.”

The group also discussed school buildings being available to the community as sports facilities, including at weekends.

Year 12 student Sammy Hope said: “The session was very informative. It has backed up my reasons to vote Labour in May.”

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