Finchley & Golders Green people were invited to a free MOT health check-up as part of an MP's annual Summer School for local young people.

The summer school, which MP Mike Freer has run for six years, gives local young people a taste of life as an MP, both in Parliament and in the constituency.

Earlier in the week, the students grilled a government whip during a Q&A session in Parliament, visited the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and 10 Downing Street, before holding a Parliament-style debate.

The final part of the summer school programme was designing and delivering a leaflet inviting residents to drop by a MOT health check at Waitrose in Ballards Lane before helping to run the event.

The stall was also manned by health professionals who offered a range of non-invasive health checks, such as blood pressure, pulse, and blood sugar checks, and general advice about other health factors such as smoking. It was organised by Williams and Associates and funded by the Barnet Public Health Team.

Mr Freer said: “Part of an MP’s job is to raise awareness of important issues, such as the effect of lifestyle choices on your health and wider society.

"The students did a great job designing the leaflet and running the stall. I was clearly a success with score of people dropping in for a free health check-up."