Green MEP quizzed on jobs by pupils at George Green’s on Isle of Dogs

Britain’s first Green MEP in the European parliament was quizzed by schoolkids in London’s deprived East End on unemployment and the future of their education.

Euro-MP Jean Lambert was joined for the ‘Question Time’ event by Labour’s John Biggs, who represents east London on the London Assembly, at George Green’s School on the Isle of Dogs.

Pupils from Years 10 and 11 questioned them on social issues such as youth unemployment, tuition fees and access to higher education as part of their GCSE Citizenship studies.

They also quizzed the panel on how they can influence the decisions made at a local, national and European level that impact their lives.

Lambert, who taught modern languages in Walthamstow before becoming an MEP in 1999, is one of eight MEPs representing London and one of two UK Green members at Brussels.