Politics Plus held a reception in Stormont on 30 June to recognise and celebrate the work of the 18 local Members of the UK Youth Parliament
The young people, who have routinely attended the annual sitting of the Youth Parliament alongside their counterparts from England, Scotland and Wales, had been informed earlier this year that funding to support their participation was no longer available. Recognising the crucial role these young people play in national youth politics, Politics Plus, in conjunction with the British Youth Council will sponsor their involvement in this year’s 15th sitting of the Youth Parliament in Exeter.
Speaking at this evening’s reception, Dr Gareth McGrath, Executive Director of Politics Plus said: ‘We are delighted to welcome the local Members of the Youth Parliament to Parliament Buildings this evening and to hear more about their work and the issues that are important to them.
‘These young people will be our leaders of the future and it is essential that we do everything we can to encourage and promote their efforts in the political sphere. We are incredibly lucky in Northern Ireland to have such talented and politically ambitious young people and we at Politics Plus are privileged to help further their knowledge and understanding of government and public life.’