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Youth parliament members gear up for change
8:27am Wednesday 15th August 2012 in News
NORTH Yorkshire members of the UK youth parliament are gearing up for a new season of campaigning after attending the annual parliamentary sitting.
Max Dalton, 18, from Richmond, Liam Cutler, 17, of Northallerton and Matt Christodoulou, 18, of Selby , travelled as the county’s youth representatives to Nottingham where they joined 600 others from across the UK to develop campaigns for positive change to young people’s lives.
Topics include transport, youth service cuts and the need for work experience. North Yorkshire’s pioneering Ride-Around-for-£1 scheme, created by the county council in response to a youth council petition, was discussed as a way forward. This scheme has been extended this year into Craven, Hambleton, and Richmondshire.
Topics chosen by the youth parliament will be voted on by youth councillors nationally. Last year, 65,000 young people voted, setting the agenda for further debates in the House of Commons in November.