<Miliband on the spot, at a Doncaster academy

Ed Miliband at Don Valley Academy
Ed Miliband at Don Valley Academy

Students had the chance to quiz former Labour leader Ed Miliband when he called in to their school.

A-level students at the Don Valley Academy put the Doncaster North MP on the spot during a lengthy question and answer session.

They also asked his views on engaging more young people in politics, his priorities for Doncaster – and his favourite Doctor Who.

Mr Miliband said: “I faced questions worthy of a parliamentary debate. The students were engaging and interested in the political situation nationally and here in Doncaster.”

The Doncaster North MP was given a tour of the foundations of the school’s new building, which is currently under construction and due for completion in 2016, by academy principal Karen Squire.

Mr Miliband added: “I enjoyed the visit a great deal, and look forward to returning to visit the school’s new building.”

He confessed that Tom Baker had been his favourite timelord.