April 29th, 2008
posted by Cptn
The voice of youth will be heard in the House of Lords on Friday May 2, when the 300 members of the Youth Parliament descend on the House of Lords chamber to kick around, mull over, muse and cogitate the issues which are facing young people.
The three Devon members, Alex White, 15, from Chumleigh; Annalisa Palmer, 14, from Kingsbridge and Brittany Munday, 14, from Exmouth, will be there as the six debating issues
- the abolition of university tuition fees;
- a national public transport concession card for young people under 18;
- the creation of one single age at which young people are deemed an adult;
- lowering the voting age to 16; the Your Future, Your World, Your Fight – recycling / environment campaign;
- and ensuring fair and accurate representation of young people in the media
are whittled down to the three campaigning issues.
Alex White, UK Youth Parliament Member for North, West Devon and Torridge, told the PRSD: “I am extremely excited about being invited to the House of Lords with the youth parliament.
“It is the first time we will be able to debate in the House of Lords. We will be selecting on our three aims for the year. We will have a debate and then vote on the issues we would like to campaign on for the year.
“This is our opportunity to show everybody that we take politics seriously and want to have an active part in decisions that affect our lives. I hope this is a sign of things to come and perhaps one day we will get the opportunity to sit in the House of Commons.”
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