Youngsters to get an understanding of democracy

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Young people are being invited to an event to improve understanding of democracy.

To help mark Parliament Week, North Tyneside MP Mary Glindon and young members of children’s charity the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) have teamed up.

The special drop-in session is taking place at Burnside School, St Peters Road, Wallsend on Saturday, November 21, at 10am and is open to all young people.

It is being co-hosted by Mrs Glindon with James Kavanagh, 18, and Jak Moore, 19, from the young people’s membership group Young NCB. They will be joined by guest speaker Mayor Norma Redfearn.

The event will give policymakers and young people from across the constituency a chance to discuss the importance of putting children and young people at the forefront of the political agenda.

James said: “The event will be a great opportunity for local children and young people to engage directly with their local representatives. It will be interesting to see what sort of questions they have for us and I urge anyone who thinks of themselves as a young person who is interested in politics to join us.”

Refreshments will be served at 10am for a prompt 10.30am start.