Youth MPs ready to tackle the issues

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YOUTH MPs who will represent the views of young people in the Express area have been elected.

Debbie-Lea Pritchard ,17, was elected by her peers to represent them in the UK Youth Parliament for the next year. She previously served as deputy member.

The Hemsworth Arts & Community College student said she hoped to fight for cheaper car insurance for young people to make it easier for them to have independence.

She said: “I wanted to be a member of youth parliament as I feel like there are a lot things that could be changed for young people. As I already have a lot of experience I felt I could be the one to stand up for the young people that may not necessarily be confident enough to do it themselves.”

Minsthorpe Community College pupil Emilie Marsh, 17, was elected as deputy member of youth parliament.

Council Leader Coun Peter Box said: “It is great to see such drive and determination and I wish them all the best in their new roles.”