Doncaster MYPs and Youth Councillors Discuss Their Campaigns with Local MP

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09 Mar 2018
Jade Taylor MYP and Aimee Crossland MYP invited Dame Rosie Winterton to meet with them and Doncaster Youth Councillors to look at the ‘Make Your Mark’ result and discuss the main priorities identified by over 9,000 young people in Doncaster.

In November members of the Youth Parliament from across the country debated in the House of Commons and from five topics chosen by ballot of young people aged 11 – 18, they selected two main issues for national campaigns - ‘Curriculum4Life’  wanting PSHE lessons in school to address all the issues that relate to how young people can actively participate in life, and Votes@16.

Dame Rosie Winterton said “I am pleased that so many young people here in Doncaster are getting involved in the ‘Make Your Mark’ ballot and campaigns, this is about their future and so they should have a say, and we should listen to what they have to say. In order to have a healthy democracy we do need to engage young people in the decision making process and ensure that they have a stake in the political process which they can then take forward into adulthood.”

The MYPs and Youth Councillors updated Rosie on the national Youth Parliament  campaigns and an additional local campaign on public transport, and they discussed with her their thoughts and feelings about Brexit and Young People, together with their future plans here in Doncaster.


Pictured with Rosie are Alannah White, Jade Taylor MYP and Aimee Crossland MYP

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Rosie Winterton MP for Doncaster Central
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