Conservative MP Dominic Raab visited year 9 students at Kingston Grammar School (KGS) on Friday (May 3).

The Esher and Walton MP briefly served as Brexit Secretary under Prime Minister Theresa May, and is expected to contest the forthcoming Tory leadership contest to replace Mrs May as Conservative leader.

He visited KGS on Friday and discussed his work as an MP and in government.

KGS Headmaster Stephen Lehec said the school were thrilled to host the Esher and Walton MP.

Mr Lehec said: "I’m delighted Mr Raab was able to find the time, as a busy MP, to come and talk to us about various aspects of the current political situation and, notably, to articulate the students’ role in helping to shape their future.

"It demonstrates a great willingness to reach out to all ages, and across party lines, something that is increasingly important in modern politics.

"I’m sure they will have been inspired to play an even greater role in society."

Mr Raab for his part said he received a "really warm welcome" from KGS students and had "thoroughly enjoyed meeting them and taking their questions."

The Conservative MP recently received backing for a potential leadership bid from other Tory party MPs including fellow former Brexit Secretary David Davis.

As the Surrey Comet reported earlier this year, Mr Raab came under fire in his own constituency after campaigners erected television screens in Walton and Esher playing some of his previous comments on a loop, including one in which he suggested that reversing cuts to disability benefits amounted to a "childish wishlist", and another where Mr Raab said he "(did) not believe in social and economic rights."