Nick Clegg online Public Meeting: Issues facing young people

We (me as Youth Spokesperson and the youth policy working group) suggested to Nick Clegg that he should meet and answer questions on issues facing young people. The result is that on 20 January from 4.30pm Nick will take any question on any issue from a young person, but the focus is on what young people care about.

The event is jointly hosted with UK Youth Parliament and questions can be submitted via Twitter, or via UKYP’s online forum. UKYP is an organisation focused on encouraging young people aged 11-18 to bring about positive social change. It is made up of 600 elected MYPs who challenge issues affecting young people in the UK.

This Online Public Meeting is open to everyone, but only questions on issues pertaining to young people will be answered.

Ask your question @Nick_Clegg using the hashtag #asknickclegg

Youth Parliament debates in Commons chamber

An historic event today – the United Kingdom Youth Parliament sits today in the House of Commons chamber. I remember the debate and vote in the House as to whether this should be allowed or not – and it was hotly debated. I voted for – obviously. I am firstly Youth Spokesperson for the Liberal Democrats – but also on the Board of Directors of the Youth Parliament itself. I think it can only be a good thing.

Sadly – I can’t actually be there due to consituency commitments – but I have no doubt they will all remember this day for the rest of their lives. And if it raises aspiration – then it will on that alone – have achieved its purpose.