FORMER Ealing North Labour MP Stephen Pound outlined his Political Reflections at St Benedict’s School, Ealing, on Wednesday (25).

It was the latest event in the St Benedict’s lecture series and was attended by students, teachers, parents and alumni.

Mr Pound left school at 15 and  joined the Royal Navy before working as a hospital porter and a bus conductor.

Night school study took him to the London School of Economics, where he read Industrial Relations and Economics. He was the MP for Ealing North from 1997 to 2019.

Some of St Benedict’s Politics A-level students chaired a question-and-answer session, and topics included Britain's role in the world post-Afghanistan, the Russia-Ukraine War, a future Labour Government, and London issues such as ULEZ.

There were two key messages he was particularly keen to emphasise, firstly that the majority of those in politics were there because they wanted to do good and, secondly, that it was vital to stay engaged and involved.