Friday, 14 November 2014

Youth Parliament chooses the Living Wage and Mental Health services as its two key campaigns

Today I spent much of the day in the House of Commons listening to the brilliant debating skills and passion of the Youth Parliament. They were ably led by the Speaker, John Bercow, who is rightly passionate about the Youth Parliament. The day ends with a vote and the Motions were decided as follows:
- UK Wide:
- votes for 16 year olds: 117
- Living Wage: 156

Priority Campaign:
- Exam Resists: 33
- Work Experience: 78
- Improved Mental Health Services: 167

Full credit to all the MYPs, particularly those from the North East. A great day.
I will update on Monday with the Hansard record when it is published.