TORY leader David Cameron visited Wirral on his first trip to the borough to host a question and answer free for all with Globe readers.

He promised no long speeches in his informal hour long session and delivered answers to many of the 450 residents that attended Weatherhead High School in Wallasey, part of his ‘Cameron Direct’ tour.

The would-be Prime Minister said it was an open forum with an old-fashioned agenda as he wanted to give people the right to judge whether he was any good or not - regardless of what political party they voted for, or whether they even voted at all.

He also explained that he wanted to get in touch with the local communities as he was getting worried that they were beginning to get cynical and apathetic about politics and were thinking that “nothing ever changes.”.

“Well I think change is possible,” said Mr Cameron, “and I think we can do things differently.”

He went on to answer a variety of questions from Wirral residents on how he would manage the country should he become the next Prime Minister.

Among others he answered questions on education, home buying, family support, energy, flexible working practices and fox-hunting.

With regards to grammar schools he said: ”There are now only 64 in the country - let’s not go back, what we need to do is address the other 20,000 schools in the state sector.”

He also addressed special educational needs by saying that a lot of children were falling into special education because “we are not getting the basics right in our schools - such as literacy, numeracy and building blocks of education”, and that therefore children were falling into problems early on.

One recent graduate asked him how he was to get onto the property ladder in difficult times.

Mr Cameron said he would look towards rent to mortgage and shared equity schemes alongside building more affordable housing.

Earlier in the week the Conservative Party distanced themselves from the right of centre think tank Policy Exchange who said that certain cities including Liverpool were beyond revival, and that millions of northerners should migrate to London and the south east to improve their standards of living.

“The report was rubbish,” he said. “You can see our great cities changing to adapt to the modern digital economy and the resurgence taking place. The idea that the right answer is to encourage a whole huge westward migration is quite frankly nutty.

“Think tanks are paid to think. Sometimes they think bad thoughts, sometimes good - but this report is barking mad.”

A tricky moment for Mr Cameron was a question put by an anti-fox hunting protestor about bringing back hunting rights.

He replied that he would vote to get rid of the Hunting Act and that he respected people’s rights to take part in a past time that had gone on for centuries.

As the law stood now, he said, it was a massive distraction of police time.

Protestors from the League Against Cruel Sports met the Conservative leader outside the school with banners declaring “Cameron has vowed to bring back hunting - don’t support him.”