Yvette faced a grilling as she spoke to students at Carleton Community High School in Pontefract.
The MP was invited by the Speakers for Schools charity, a national body that encourages public figures to go into schools and speak to students about their roles and experiences.
Yvette Cooper MP said:
“I speak to a lot of students as part of my job as MP, and I’m always really impressed by the interest young people have in politics and by the questions I’m asked, this time about everything from jobs to votes at 16.
“I think it’s really important that young people are given a voice to express their thoughts and opinions, especially as I’m elected to represent them as well as everyone else. And Speakers for Schools do a fantastic job, not just round here but across the country, of making sure students can have those conversations with people they otherwise might never meet, and hopefully take away some inspiration from it.”