Sir Edward Garnier, the MP for Harborough, paid a visit to Husbands Bosworth Primary School with the HDC Councillor for the village, Councillor Lesley Bowles, on Friday 16 October. They were shown round the school and introduced to the staff and pupils by headteacher, Mrs Louisa Morris. The school is on two sites, the Victorian main school building on the Welford Road with the reception classes in another building just a few yards away overlooking the playing field. During their visit the MP and Councillor saw the children in class and later spoke and answered questions about their respective roles as elected politicians.
Speaking later Edward Garnier said: “I suspect the children were rather more excited by the start of half term immediately after school on Friday afternoon than by the arrival of the MP and the local councillor but they were unfailingly polite and inquisitive about our jobs and where we worked. Some of the children were very young but clearly enjoyed being at school and having the chance from an early age to learn and play with the other children from the village whilst the older ones asked some very perceptive questions about why we had gone into politics, what our respective roles required of us, whether we had met the Prime Minister and whether we enjoyed being an MP and a councillor. It was a very happy afternoon and it was good of Mrs Morris to ask us and to make us feel so welcome. I very much hope that she will bring a group from the school to visit Westminster before too long."