THE town’s MP gave youngsters an insight into banking and politics during a lecture at a Bromsgrove school.

Conservative MP Sajid Javid visited Bromsgrove School, in Worcester Road, and spoke to a group of Year 11 to Year 13 students studying GCSE, A Level and International Baccalaureate curriculums, on January 13.

The talk, to a packed room full of students, covered his 19 year career in investment banking and the move into politics.

He also spoke to pupils about his time so far in the government as an advisor to the Treasury, and looked at topical subjects including the Eurozone, and Britain’s debt problems.

A question and answer session then followed, with questions on topics including university tuition free and the 50p top rate of tax.

After the lecture Mr Javid said: “I was delighted to visit Bromsgrove School and speak to students and staff there.

“The students were very knowledgeable, and their enthusiasm paid great testament to the work done by their teachers.

“It is always reassuring to meet so many young people who take such an active interest in politics, business and economics.”