Gavin Newlands, SNP MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire North has provided the opportunity of work experience for a lucky S4 pupil of Paisley Grammar School in order to gain an understanding of the work that an MP’s office does on a day to day basis.

From Monday until today, Paisley Grammar pupil, Adam Kean has performed work experience in the Office of Gavin Newlands MP in Renfrew. The 15 year old was very excited about the opportunity and looked forward to doing work experience that was a little bit different.

During his work experience, Adam helped with various office tasks, social media, and joined Gavin in meeting constituents to help with their issues across Paisley and Renfrewshire North.

During his last day in the office, Adam said:

“I’m really interested in the subject of politics and was looking forward to seeing what goes on in the work of an MP.

“The amount of things that go on in the background and the number of things that an MP and their colleagues get up to every day is extraordinary. The thing is, they do it so well and that is exceptional. My experience showed me that work to do with politics is actually more interesting than most people would think.”

Gavin Newlands MP enjoyed welcoming Adam into the office:

“It’s always great to see young people being proactive in learning about politics. Adam has been a great help in the office and I know he’ll go on to do great things whatever he chooses a career in in the future. I strongly encourage other pupils and young people to look for similar opportunities and make efforts to learn about politics, as ultimately, they are the ones with the biggest stake in the decisions being made today.”


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