Simon Clarke MP & Jacob Young MP

MPs for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland & Redcar

Many thanks for your help with the filming during the General Election campaign in December. As you know I was re-elected to serve as the conservative MP for Middlesbrough South & East Cleveland. It was great to work with your staff and all the young people during Imagine You Can's summer 2019 National Citizen Service and yet again, I really enjoyed the content of the project and how much the
young people were enjoying working with Raspberry Pi, KPMG, SABIC UK, Sirius Minerals and the UK Parliament. I could see how much the students started to understand the World of Work what was needed to get into university and apprenticeships, and I'm looking forward to the 2020 NCS projects.

My good friend Jacob Young is now the new conservative MP for Redcar. As you know Jacob has been involved with your NCS projects over the last few years when he was a councillor and Jacob is also looking forward to being involved with your NCS in the summer also.

I would also like to compliment your NCS staff as they have always been a pleasure to work with. The relationships they had with the young people has always been excellent, especially Kieran, Harry, Lauryn both Amy's Scott and Molly. I hope they will be involved again next summer.

Just so myself and Jacob can make sure our diaries fit with next year's NCS could you please let us know as soon as possible how many Waves you will have and a few options on dates as we would both like to arrange visits for each Wave.

The other idea you mentioned to re-create the TV programme Question Time, with members from other political parties and business leaders with a live audience, and then to film it sounds a great idea. I understand you did this a couple of years ago and it was a great success, so we look forward to the prospect of this as well.