Youth parliament vow

THE two newly re-elected members of the UK Youth Parliament from Exmouth have vowed to fight for better sports facilities for young people.

THE two newly re-elected members of the UK Youth Parliament from Exmouth have vowed to fight for better sports facilities for young people.

Community College Students Abbey Swain, 16, and Julian Ashwin, 17, have been re-elected Deputy Members of the members UK Youth Parliament for Tiverton, Honiton and East Devon alongside full member Gabi Ohlsen from Honiton.

There are four constituencies in Devon, with one Member and three deputy Members of UK Youth Parliament in each of the four constituencies with each member elected for two years.

The four elected MYPs and 16 elected deputies meet monthly in Exeter and every other month in their own constituencies to campaign on issues that affect young people.


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Chemistry, biology, maths and history A Level student Abbey has sat in the UKYP for three years and got involved through the School Council.

She said: “I’m glad that I got in this year because my friend Julian did as well, which means we can work together on campaigns like we did in my first year.

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“I’m passionate about improving the issues affecting young people and I’m a good public speaker.

“I believe in improving facilities like clubs, youth clubs, sports centres, free gym membership, skate parks, and parks in general. This year we’re starting a two-year term as Members of the Youth Parliament and I think that will make a big difference. I have high hopes for what will be achieved over these two years.”

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