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Young politicians are welcomed at County Hall

Chairman of Northumberland County Council, Coun Jim Smith with new young peoples representatives.

Chairman of Northumberland County Council, Coun Jim Smith with new young peoples representatives.

NEWLY-elected representatives for young people in Northumberland have been welcomed at a presentation held at Morpeth’s County Hall.

Five new members of the Northumberland Youth Cabinet and two new deputy members of Youth Parliament for Northumberland will take their posts in February.

The new members of the youth cabinet join an existing team of four, after submitting manifesto applications, covering a variety of issues relating to young people.

The issues included educational support, environmental sustainability and challenging negative stereotypes of young people.

The new deputy members of the youth parliament will be responsible for campaigning on a range of issues, including eligibility to vote at the age of 16, better wages for young workers and improving rural public transport.

Coun Lesley Rickerby, executive member for children and young people at Northumberland County Council, pictured right, said: “Young people in Northumberland continue to impress me with the work they do to improve our county.

“I pass on my congratulations to all of those who have been involved and wish them the best of luck in their new roles.”

 

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