Deputy PM on fact finding mission in Cornwall

Deputy PM faces grilling in Penzance school kitchen

Deputy PM faces grilling in Penzance school kitchen

First published in News

Liberal Democrat Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg has been visiting Cornwall today on a fact finding mission.

Mr Clegg told reporters he was highlighting the efforts the Lib Dems were making in giving young people opportunities to work or train.

He talked to students at Penwith College about expanding apprenticeships in Cornwall offering £1 billion pounds of support through its Youth Contract.

He and St Ives MP Andrew George also went to the college kitchen to make foccacia bread with City and Guilds students.

As he left he was said to have been booed and heckled by some students angry about him not sticking to his pledge to not raise tuition fees.

He later met the Liberal Democrat MP for North Cornwall, Dan Rogerson to look at a public exhibition at Bilsland Village Hall, Bilsland on the dualling of the A30 before attending a Q&A session with Liberal Democrat MP for St Austell & Newquay, Stephen Gilbert at Brannel School in St. Austell

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