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Young people share ideas at national level

Members of Leicestershire’s Youth Parliament have shared ideas with young people from across the country

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Simran Sangherra & Molly Lambert at the Youth Parliament Conference

The county’s three representatives took part in workshops, debates and discussions around creating and changing national manifesto policy.

The also enjoyed plenty of networking with their peers at the three-day Youth Parliament Annual Conference in Nottingham.

Simran Sangherra (17) representing Melton, Charnwood and North West Leicestershire, Molly Lambert (16) representing Blaby and Hinckley and Bosworth and Dan Taylor (14) representing Harborough and Oadby and Wigston were elected as UKYPs back in February.

 

The conference was  great, really interesting. It was good to hear other young people’s opinions on issues. I met lots of people and it was a really good chance to get involved in debates on important issues.”

 

The conference included keynote speeches from political figures and guests including Rt Hon John Bercow MP and Joy Warmington, CEO of brap, a human rights charity; followed by question and answer sessions.

Young people and crime, and education and the new GCSEs, were just some of the topics that were covered.

Ivan Ould, county council cabinet member for children and families, added: “Our UKYPs do an excellent job representing our county’s young people at a local and national level.

“This annual conference gave them chance to network with like-minded individuals and will give Simran, Molly and Dan valuable experience and knowledge to help in their roles.”

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The conference took place at the University of Nottingham campus over three days at the end July

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