Youth debates top issues in the House

EXMOUTH will be represented by Youth Parliamentarian Abbey Swain in a debate in the House of Commons on Friday.

EXMOUTH will be represented by Youth Parliamentarian Abbey Swain in a debate in the House of Commons on Friday.

Abbey will join over 300 young people from across the country aged 11-18 to debate issues including the cost of university, sex education in schools and war.

The issues were voted by 2,500 young people and Abbey, 16, will join four other Devon MYP’s Zoe Williams, 15, Chandler Tregaskes, 14, Aydan Greatrick, 17, and Addie Lavin Ford, 16.

Councillor Andrea Davis, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing, said: “This is the second year that Devon’s UK Youth Parliament has attended the debate, and the event promises to be a unique experience for five more Devon young people.


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“The issues chosen are more poignant than ever after the government’s spending review, and it will be interesting to hear young people’s views on how these issues affect them now, and might affect them in the future.”

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