MP Greg Knight welcomed OP Hattie Turner to the Palace of Westminster recently. Hattie, who is in her final year of studying politics at Sheffield University, completed a period of work experience with Greg which included the visit to Westminster.
Hattie said “I arranged the work experience myself by emailing Greg Knights’ researcher. I was invited to London on the 16th and 17th of October. When I arrived, I had a private tour of the Commons then watched the House of Commons in action and hearing a statement by Theresa May.
I was asked to write a couple of press releases for Greg Knights’ website, and asked for advice on how to make his website more accessible to the younger generation. I also sat in on a Select Committee meeting to see how Commons committees operate.
I thought as I am studying Politics I needed to get started on gaining experience. I also arranged a week’s work at East Riding Council over the summer which I thoroughly enjoyed, and I am now an official Poll Clerk for the East Riding whenever there is an election or a referendum.
Although the work experience in London was invaluable and really interesting and I am very grateful to have had the opportunity, it helped me to realise that being an MP is not for me. When I graduate from Sheffield I would like to go on to study an MA in Environmental Law and Policy at Newcastle, or work in a non-governmental organisation concerned with the environment and sustainability.”
We all wish Hattie the best of luck with her future career.