Harpenden MP plays the Speaker in Cubs’ Commons debate

PUBLISHED: 12:00 13 May 2018

Bim Afolami acting as Speaker for 10th Harpenden Cubs parliamentary debate.

Bim Afolami acting as Speaker for 10th Harpenden Cubs parliamentary debate.


Harpenden Cubs discussed shortening the school day to two hours and including sweets in school dinners in a mock Parliamentary debate.

Scouts from both packs of 10th Harpenden Cubs, based at Crabtree Field, took part in the debate, which was overseen by the town’s MP Bim Afolami.

Mr Afolami said: “I really enjoy doing this, not because I get to chair a debate, fun though that is. It’s because it’s important to support what makes Harpenden great: the community spirit that is everywhere in this town.”

The Cubs also put a series of questions to him, including whether he had a car which could go underwater, what his views were on a ban on shock collars for pets and who should be the next Arsenal manager.

Their leader, Chris, said: “The Cubs had a great opportunity to learn more about parliament and we’re grateful to Bim for attending such a memorable event.”

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Herts Advertiser. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Herts Advertiser