Debbie Chown takes over for the day

Debbie Chown takes over for the afternoon

It was the Children’s Commissioner’s Takeover Day on Friday and year 10 student, Debbie Chown from Outwood took over my role for the afternoon. We visited an engineering company in Morley for a meeting with staff and the Chief Executive about the local economy and then had a meeting with dozens of Morley residents about the proposed changes to the NHS. Every year Takeover Day gives children and young people the chance to work with adults for the day and be involved in decision-making. As a member of the Youth Parliament, Debbie is already doing her bit to represent other young people, but she’s now had the chance to see the working day of an MP at close hand so she can decide whether she wants to take her political career to the next stage once she’s finished her studies.

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Posted November 14th, 2011 by Ed