MP greets local youth parliament members in Westminster
MP has welcomed a group of local members of the Youth
Parliament to Westminster this week.
youngster Gemma Cain, representing Sedgemoor, and Jake Pit, representing
Mendip, were greeted by MP Tessa Munt during the visit.
Youth Parliament sat in the House of Commons and debated several
key areas to decide the issue that members will champion for the
watched some of the debates in the chamber and said afterwards:
"This is an invaluable forum for young people to engage with
democracy on a national stage."
level of debate is always of a very high standard with a lot more
courtesy than often witnessed amongst the adult MPs!"
topics debated were public transport, youth unemployment, same-sex
marriage, an equal national minimum wage for all and an updated
national curriculum which better prepares young people for adult
life. The Members of the Youth Parliament voted to focus on campaigning
for a better national curriculum.
added: "It is fantastic the members chose to focus on the
national curriculum after all they are the people who know
what they need and we should listen."
Youth Parliament is run by young people and provides opportunities
for 11-18 year-olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring
about social change.