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Aubrey’s historic work experience at the Houses of Parliament

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aubrey-holtWhen Politics A level student Aubrey Holt applied last autumn to carry out work experience with his local Conservative MP, Sir Oliver Heald, little did he know that he would picking a momentous time in British politics.

“The EU referendum had just taken place, and I was there when David Cameron stepped down: literally, as I was standing at the gates to Downing Street while he made his speech.

“The next thing that happened was the election for the new leader – I was in London when Boris Johnson, Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom stood, then stood down as candidates and when Theresa May become Prime Minister.

“The most amazing thing though was being in the Public Gallery in the House of Commons at David Cameron’s last Prime Minister’s Questions. I was sitting next to Samantha Cameron and her children. It was a very emotional occasion. David Cameron waved to his wife once or twice – she was very upset – and at the end all the MPs stood and cheered.”