Bournemouth's young people to take part in Youth Parliamentary Debate

Posted on Wednesday 15th November 2017

More than 70 secondary school pupils from across Bournemouth will be taking part in this year’s Youth Parliamentary debate as part of Parliament Week (13-19 November 2017).

The annual event, hosted in Bournemouth Council’s Town Hall Chamber, will see the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Lawrence Williams opening the debate at 12:30pm on Friday 17 November.

During the afternoon, the young people will be debating on two topics which they said mattered most to them. Over 1,300 young people across Bournemouth participated in the vote with ‘A Curriculum to Prepare us for Life’ and ‘Protect LGBT+ People’ receiving the most votes.

Councillor Nicola Greene, Cabinet Member for Education and children’s Services, said: “This annual event is a fantastic opportunity for our young people to engage and influence national politics and debate the issues that are important to them and their communities. I am very much looking forward to this year’s debate and I am delighted that so many local young people feel passionate and enthusiastic about making positive change.”

Following the event, the issues which young people in Bournemouth decide Is the most important will be taken forward and worked on by Bournemouth Youth Committee in 2018.

Residents can follow the debate on Twitter using #ukpw17 and #bmthpw17.