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Youth Parliament visit A Level Politics students

Date Posted: 04/02/2019 | Posted In: College News, Student News

A big thank you to Year 10 Westhoughton High School pupils Ella and Louise and Youth Worker Grace Crosby from Bolton Council who came to talk to our A Level Politics students about all the amazing work they carry out with the Youth Parliament.

The UK Youth Parliament is run by young people for young people. Over 600 candidates from around the UK take issues raised at local meetings to local and national government to make positive changes.

Young people get to choose who is in Youth Parliament by voting. Once elected a Youth MP will find out the concerns, interests and needs of other young people in Bolton and then discuss these on a local, regional and national level. Youth MPs meet Councillors, MPs and other key decision makers to take forward issues of local importance.

They will also attend regional meetings and meet with the UK Youth Parliament once a year.

Well done Ella and Louise for your inspirational and informative talk!