Wonk power

15th December 2000 at 00:00
Eighteen pupils from sunny Bolton's education action zone will today manage a feat achieved by few outside the very heart of government: a tour of 10 Downing Street.

And it's all down - literally - to good networking.

On a tennis holiday in Portugal last year, Sue Pilkington - head of the town's Roscoe Fold primary and part-time assistant director of the zone - spotted a Number 10policy unit wonk and launched a charm offensive.

The Diary would love to reveal the helpful chap's name, but his fears of being inundated by schools wanting to meet the prime Minister means he must remain anonymous.

Sadly, Mr Tony was expected to be elsewhere, but we are sure pupils will be just as excited by the substitute: the MP for Bolton North East, David Crausby.


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