Exmouth Youth MP goes to Westminster

EXMOUTH will be represented by Youth Parliamentarian Abbey Swain debating young people’s issues in Westminster.

Five of Devon’s UK Youth Parliament members – Zoe Williams, 15, Chandler Tregaskes, 14, Aydan Greatrick, 17, Abbey Swain, 16, and Addie Lavin Ford, 16 – will join over 300 Youth Parliament members in the House of Commons to debate issues chosen by young people across the country.

The issues this year are job opportunities, sex education, public transport costs, university fees and Afghanistan.

Councillor Andrea Davis, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Health and Wellbeing, said: “These topics have given our Devon UKYP members a clear mandate to take to Westminster next month, and we are really proud to be supporting this opportunity to bring democracy to a younger audience.”]

Anyone between 14 and 19 can have their say through their UKYP member or via the website www.geturvoiceheard.co.uk or by e-mailing geturvoiceheard@devon.gov.uk.

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