Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Winchester Schoolgirl in UK Youth Parliament

A Winchester schoolgirl is taking a seat in the UK Youth Parliament to represent Winchester and Eastleigh.

Felicity Stonehill, aged 15 from The Westgate School in Winchester will join other young people from schools, colleges and youth centres across Hampshire in voting in the November elections.

Martin Tod, Liberal Democrat prospective MP for Winchester praised the Youth Parliament for their work.

''Youth Parliament does quite a good job of making sure young people’s issues are heard, so I think that's a good thing and every part of the country needs to be represented, so I think it's good that Winchester is as well. Personally I think people should get into the mindset of being active citizens and the idea that they can change things and they deserve to be listened to and if that involves people getting involved in the youth council, the youth parliament then that's great.''

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