UK Youth Parliament at the House of Commons

Meeting local members of the UK Youth Parliament

The local members of UK Youth Parliament were in Westminster this week to lobby Parliament against cuts being made to youth service funding. Members of the Youth Parliament are elected by young people to represent each local area. But with deep cuts to services together with rising unemployment among young people, increases to tuition fees and the ending of the Education Maintenance Allowance have created a toxic cocktail for young people. In these difficult economic times, the Government should be doing more to support our young people and yet they’re doing less.

And of course trips and visits like these can only happen if young people are supported and accompanied by adults. So thanks too to staff from the Wakefield-based Youth Association for making this trip happen.

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Posted October 25th, 2011 by Ed's team

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