Halton's young people invited to make their mark on parliament

Reanna Johnson, Halton's member of the UK Youth Parliament

Reanna Johnson, Halton's member of the UK Youth Parliament

First published in News Runcorn and Widnes World: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A WIDNES teenager is travelling to Westminster to voice the views of Halton's youth.

Reanna Johnson, aged 16, Halton's member of the UK Youth Parliament, is urging everyone aged 10-18 to take part in the consultation.

The Cronton sixth former said “Make Your Mark is the biggest survey of young people in the UK ever undertaken. I want to make sure that I understand what the young people of Halton want so I can represent them effectively .

"I want to urge every young person in Halton to get involved, to vote and to make their mark."

Last year, Halton Youth Cabinet secured nearly 3,000 votes in the ballot, giving Halton a place in the top 20 for highest turnouts across the whole country.

The results of the survey will decide a short list of topics for the UK Youth Parliament to debate in the House of Commons at their annual sitting on Friday, November 14.

Halton Clr Ged Philbin, board member for young people, said: "It is a real chance for young people across the borough to tell politicians and decision makers what is really on their mind and what they want to see change.”

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