Saltash.net was pleased to welcome back ex-student Dan Clelland recently, to talk to a group of our A Level Politics students about his experience in Parliament.
Dan spends much of his time in Westminster in his role as Plymouth MP Oliver Colville’s Parliamentary Researcher and Assistant, but took the time to visit the school and tell students about his work.
Whilst studying for his A Levels at saltash.net, Dan undertook a placement with local MP Sheryll Murray, as part of the school’s work experience programme.
After completed his International Relations degree at Plymouth University in 2016, Dan worked as a Parliamentary Intern for MP Oliver Colville. He impressed so much that in September 2016, he became a permanent member of the MPs staff.
Dan discussed his experiences of working in Parliament, and shared some curious facts with the students. One of particular interest was that the MPs cloakroom still has a number of ribbons, for MPs to hang their swords. This is despite the fact that swords have not been allowed in Parliament for over 700 years!
A big thanks to Dan for coming in to pass on his experience to our politics students.