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Alan speaks at A-Level Conference

Alan spoke to 1000 students at an A-level Politics Conference on the 8th March 2010. He spoke about the importance of participation in politics, whether through voting or by campaigning for an issue you care about. There was a question and answer...

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Constituents Interview Alan

Alan recently met with two constituents to discuss the Rotary Club in Rutland & Melton. The girls were making a documentary for one of their dissertations at Warwick University. They discussed the Rotary Club's activities in the Melton and Rut...

Sporty Students write to Prime Minister

Alan visited Redmile Primary School on Friday 14th January to discuss the funding of sport in school. He was met by Head teacher Julie Hopkins as well as Belvoir High School students and sports ambassadors Jasmin Southam and Claire Hopkins. The s...

Alan Meets Sale School Children

Alan made local news on 27th January... in Sale. Bumping into a group of Sale school children as he emerged from a Downing Street meeting, Alan chatted and signed autographs for the pupils, who were on a trip to London to learn how the Houses of P...

Alan praises local scientist

Alan has added his voice to the congratulations received by local scientist Dr Tim Stevenson, who is celebrating winning a prestigious national science award. Dr Stevenson, a postdoctoral researcher working at the University of Leeds' Institute f...

Olympic team helps Alan hit the target

Alan proved himself a Parliamentary hotshot when he took part in an archery tournament at Westminster. Indeed, Alan was part of Parliamentary history, as the event was the first ever sporting contest to be held on Speaker's Green. And though he t...

Alan opens new Academy

On Friday 9th September, Alan officially unveiled a plaque marking the conversion of Brooke Hill School in Oakham to Academy status. The transformation will afford the school greater flexibility over its budget and curriculum. As part of the open...

Alan congratulates Belvoir High students

On Thursday 30th June Alan attended Belvoir High School’s Achievement Evening. The ceremony acknowledged students in their efforts and achievements across every subject throughout the academic year. Alan was given a tour of the school’s facilitie...

Alan congratulates 'Speak Out' children

On Friday 14th October Alan attended the 'Speak Out' Awards Ceremony for Young People in Market Harborough to offer his congratulations. The awards, based on the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child that the opinions of chil...

Alan goes back to school

On Friday 11th November, Alan was invited to talk to pupils at Edith Weston Primary School about his role as Member of Parliament for Rutland & Melton and Minister for International Development. The pupils had previously welcomed a doctor, pa...

Alan enjoys festive fun at school

On Saturday 3rd December, Alan joined Somerby Primary School for festive fun at its annual Christmas Fair. The school, which currently has 13 pupils on its roll, serves the villages of Somerby, Pickwell and Tilton. While Somerby is not currently...

Alan welcomes Rutland's headteachers to Parliament

On Tuesday 31st January, Alan met Rutland's headteachers in Parliament. The school heads were invited by Baroness Berridge to discuss local educational issues. After lunch, Alan met with the headteachers to hear their views on education in Rutlan...

Rutland Youth Council question Alan

On Friday 1st June, Alan met students to answer their questions on key issues at a special youth surgery in Rutland. The event was organised by members of Rutland Youth Council, enabling over 50 students from across Rutland’s schools and colleges...

Alan celebrates band's success

On Wednesday 30th May, Alan met the Eppingham-based band Centre Excuse who were finalists in the ‘Rock the House’ competition at the Houses of Parliament. Alan selected the pop-punk band, described on their Facebook page as a ‘hard-hitting trio c...

Alan supports bid for cricket development

Alan Duncan MP has lent his support to Houghton on the Hill Cricket Club's application for funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund. In a letter to the Club's chairman, John Kerry, Alan emphasised the importance that the grant would ...

Alan speaks at A-Level Politics Conference

On Monday 26th November Alan attended the 22nd Annual A-Level Politics Student Conference at Westminster Central Hall to speak about his political outlook and his role in government. Addressing over 1000 A-Level pupils for his 10th consecutive ye...

Alan addresses Politics Society

On Monday 4th February Alan attended a meeting of the City of London School Politics Society. Addressing a gathering of around 50 pupils from all year groups, Alan discussed his political career, his role as Minister of State for International De...

Alan addresses A-Level Politics Conference

On Monday 2nd December Alan attended the 23rd annual A-Level Politics Student Conference at Westminster Central Hall to speak to thousands of A-Level pupils. Alan spoke about his position as Minister of State for International Development and dre...

Alan visits Rutland County College

On Friday 14th March Alan visited Rutland County College to meet the Head of Centre, Carl Smith and Principal, Vicky Crosher, as well as students and other staff. After being given a tour of the campus in Barleythorpe and speaking to students, Al...

Alan visits Buckminster Primary School

On Friday 21st March Alan visited Buckminster Primary School to join their ‘Party in the Playground’ and celebrate the school’s swift academic turnaround. The school was placed in special measures by Ofsted in April 2013, but has now been rated a...

Alan visits John Ferneley College

On Friday 21st March Alan visited John Ferneley College in Melton Mowbray to meet the Principal, Chris Robinson and tour the site. As well as discussing the College’s successful academic results, Mr Robinson also outlined the College’s conversion...

Alan visits Catmose College

On Friday 21st March Alan visited Catmose College in Rutland to meet Principal Stuart Williams. The two discussed the progress of the school and Mr Williams briefed Mr Duncan on the proposals to create a new Free School in the county. Alan said:...

Alan visits Melton Vale Post-16 Centre

On Friday 27th February Alan visited Melton Vale Post-16 Centre to tour the facilities and take part in a ‘Question and Answer’ session with students. Following a tour of the building with Head of Centre Kirstie Black, Alan had lunch with student...

Alan visits Exton & Greetham Primary School

On Friday 20th March Alan visited Exton & Greetham Church of England Primary School in Exton, Rutland. Alan met Headteacher Megan Davis and Chair of Governors Alan Chalkley to discuss the progress of the school, which is the smallest in the c...

Alan presents pupils with prize-winning flag

On Friday 3rd July Alan visited Brooke Hill Academy in Oakham to present pupils with their self-designed flag, which had been flying in Parliament Square as part of the 2015 Flag Project. The 2015 Flag Project saw schools from across the country ...