Youth Parliament

Scalby School students, Kitty Jackson and Alex Wright, have begun forging their political careers. Kitty has been elected as a member of the UK Youth Parliament, representing North Yorkshire East. Alex has been elected her deputy. Mrs Vickers, who runs Student Voice at the school said, “We are absolutely delighted for Kitty and Alex. Being part of the UK Youth Parliament is such a wonderful opportunity for them both. They’ve worked very hard to be elected and we wish them every success.” The UK Youth Parliament bring about social change through meaningful representation and campaigning. They are currently tackling important issues such as the voting age, NHS cuts and racism. Kitty and Alex will have the opportunity to attend meetings and residential visits to learn more about their roles, as well as meeting lots of other young people in the community. They will even get the chance to take part in a televised debate in the House of Commons. Kitty said, “I am really looking forward to making sure that the voice of young people in North Yorkshire is heard. Young people in this area have a lot of important views and it will be a big part of our job to voice them. I am interested in a career in politics and this opportunity seems like the first step along the way.”

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