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Rebecca lands place in youth parliament

Mary Glindon MP witnesses Rebecca Moore signing the UK Youth Parliament declaration.

Mary Glindon MP witnesses Rebecca Moore signing the UK Youth Parliament declaration.

A new representative has been elected to give young people a voice in the UK Youth Parliament.

Marden High School pupil Rebecca Moore secured 2,269 of the 6,646 votes cast during the three-day ballot.

It is the first time elections for the youth parliament have been held in North Tyneside, and Rebecca will now represent the borough’s young people.

Rebecca, 14, said: “It feels amazing to elected – thank you so much to people who voted for me, it means everything.

“I am most looking forward to making a difference and debating on issues that matter to young people across the country, but particularly to those living in North Tyneside.”

As well as representing young people, she will have the chance to attend Westminster and debate in the House of Commons, during which the Youth Parliament will also vote to decide its priority campaigns for 2015.

North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon said: “I would like to congratulate and thank the candidates.

“I would also like to wish Rebecca all the best in her new role. It’s such a fantastic and exciting opportunity for her to represent other young people and make a real difference.”

Coun Ian Grayson, cabinet member for children, young people and learning, added: “We want to encourage our young people to become active citizens, including taking part in local democracy, and this is a great way to do so. Good luck to Rebecca in her new and important role.”

 

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