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Youth MPs set to take their seats on the House of Commons

FOUR West Sussex members of the UK Youth Parliament (UKYP) will take their seats in the House of Commons on Friday November 4.

They are Lola Cole, of Steyning Grammar School, Liam Dallamore, of Crawley’s Ifield Community College, Dominic Stannard, of Worthing College, and Samuel Theodoridi, of St Philip Howard Catholic School, Barnham.

They were voted onto the UKYP after winning a place in this year’s West Sussex County Council Youth Cabinet elections.

They will join more than 300 other UKYP members from all over the country that will debate issues that matter the most to them in the House of Commons Chamber.

More than 60,000 young people across the UK took part in an online poll to decide which issues will be debated on November 4.

The topics will include:

·          The provision of public transport for young people.
·          A graduate tax as an alternative to tuition fees.
·          Zero tolerance towards bullying in schools.

Peter Evans, County Council Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “Our UKYP and Youth Cabinet work hard all year round to make sure the views of young people are known to the decision makers in West Sussex.

“Now they have an opportunity to express those views from the familiar green benches of the House of Commons chamber.”