Exmouth student elected onto Devon’s Youth Parliament

AN EXMOUTH Community College pupil has been elected onto Devon’s Youth Parliament.

Julian Ashwin is one of 16 young people who will represent the county over the next two years.

The 17-year-old will work in his constituency to address issues of importance, working with county councillors and MPs to get the voices of young people heard locally and nationally.

Thousands of youngsters across Devon cast their vote to elect the 16 people for Devon.

Councillor Christine Channon, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Schools and Skills, said: “I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to Devon’s new UK Youth Parliament Members and their deputies, and wish them every success for the next two years.

“These young people play a crucial role as a conduit for Devon’s young people to feed their views and opinions into many council policies that have an impact on their lives; as well as debating important local issues on a national platform.

“We are proud to have a very influential UK Youth Parliament here in Devon that is well respected nationally, and we’re pleased to be supporting them in their work.”

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