On Friday, Michael was delighted to visit Knole Academy in the heart of Sevenoaks.
Michael answered questions about his work as a Member of Parliament and Defence Secretary from a range of students, including the Head Boy and Girl, the School Council and students involved in the Duke of Edinburgh Award. Amy Edwards, who Michael recently welcomed to Parliament in her capacity as a National Citizen Service national ambassador, was also present to greet him.
Michael said: “It was excellent to be back at Knole hearing about their latest achievements. It was also good to see Amy again and to meet some of the school’s leading students. The quality of education available in Sevenoaks continues to improve. With Mrs Boyle at the helm, Knole has an important part to play in that progress.”
On this latest regular day in his constituency, Mr Fallon also visited Rockdale Housing Association and held his regular advice surgery.
It was a busy day in and around the area on Tuesday with a visit to Amherst School in Sevenoaks in the morning. This was for a Q & A session with year 6 pupils who had visited and toured Parliament in March.
This was followed by a visit to Knole Academy‘s Mock General Election Event for a lunchtime meeting for students interested in either standing as a candidate or being an active campaigner in the future. The meeting was one of a series with all the parliamentary candidates, for students who are making up their minds about which political party to represent at their Mock Election on 6th May.
Next was a visit to Total Fitness Gym which is based above Iceland and opposite Costa in Swanley. Serra Chakarto and her business partner have just opened this state-of-the-art gym with fantastic equipment specially selected and imported from Italy. This is a gym for all members of the community, whatever state of fitness or age – with a friendly atmosphere where everyone is treated with great respect.
In the evening Michael held a campaign meeting in Kemsing to meet local residents and introduce Lorraine Stack and Simon Reay who are standing as the local Conservative candidates in the Sevenoaks District Council elections. this was well-attended, and as in previous meetings, there was a good discussion about a great many topics, both national and local.
The next meeting will be in Underriver Village Hall on the evening of Thursday 23rd April at 7.30 pm