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MP advises young journalists to report accurately

Stuart Andrew MP talks to Leeds Trinity journalism students
Written by Level 4 Journalism students Thomas Feaheny and Cassie Irving
Journalism students at Leeds Trinity were given advice on their future careers by Stuart Andrew, Conservative MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough (pictured above).

His message to all Journalism students was: “Be upfront, say what you’re after, please report accurately, you will get so much more respect!”

Mr Andrew was met with a barrage of questions, stemming from his politics to his personal life.

Asked about Tory backbenchers' attempts to sabotage David Cameron’s plan to legalise gay marriage, he said: “Some (backbenchers) have deep religious views against it, but this issue is being set for consultation and is an issue which is not opposed by all Christians groups, for example the Quakers do not oppose legalising gay marriages.”

Mr Andrew, who is openly gay, added: “From conversations I have had with fellow colleagues I don’t think the revolt will be anywhere near the numbers being discussed. Maybe 30 or 40 will go against it.”

Mr Andrew also answered questions about the Health and Social Care Bill and said keeping the children’s heart unit open in Leeds was something he felt "very passionate" about. He talked about the Welfare Reform Bill and how he thinks it is a good thing. He explained how he grew up on a council estate - making him not a "typical Tory".

After the question and answer session Mr Andrew said he was impressed with the students' “broad range of well-informed questions”.


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