David Cameron has come out in support of the UK Youth Parliament. In a speech at Somerset House, February 14th, Mr Cameron championed the UK Youth Parliament’s for its work that is coherent with his Big Society vision. He described the efforts of the 600 MYPs in constituencies across the country as valuable.
I commend the Prime Minister for recognising the work of the UKYP. It is an organisation that, with little resources, enacts big social change. I am proud to be an elected member, and will continue to work for my constituents in these financially difficult times. I now call on the Prime Minister to substantiate his thoughts, and show support for all services available to young people ensuring that decisions made, do not have a disproportionate impact on them at the local level. In Sheffield, politicians and the local authority must recognise the work of the youth services, acknowledge the differing socio-economic circumstances of the city’s young people, and be prepared to allocate necessary resources to support young people, offering incentives to go to work, to attend college/sixth form and apply to university.