THE BBC's North America editor, Jon Sopel, and Channel 5 political editor Andy Bell took part in a US Politics event at St Benedict's School, Ealing, on Tuesday.

It was organised and led by A-level politics students Evan Hobson and Finlay Healy.

Jon Sopel (via Skype) and Andy Bell gave insightful responses to the four main questions put to them by Evan and Finlay:

What are the major differences between US and UK politics? Is Trump on the road to a 2020 victory? What is fuelling the rise of populism? What is the impact of social media on election campaigns?

Evan and Finlay met Jon Sopel in Washington last year on a school Politics A-level trip to the US and contacted him again this year to request an interview.