Hitchin schoolboy in youth parliament bid
A HITCHIN schoolboy is hoping to represent the county in the UK’s youth parliament.
Callum Chivers, 14, is standing to become one of Hertfordshire’s Members of Youth Parliament (MYP).
The Priory School pupil says that he wants to represent views of young people in the area, and is willing to listen to people’s views.
“I stand for several things. The main one is education, it is the most important thing to a young person’s life,” he added.
“We all have to put up with it, almost every day. I think that there needs to be more focus around education, with the government taking student’s views on board, because - after all - we are the future. The quality of our education now determines the future quality of the country we all live in.
“As well as this, transport for young people is important to me. Government has recently introduced the ‘compulsory education until you’re 18’ rule, yet still expect us to have to pay for buses to get there. How can this be fair? It’s not, and I want to change that!”
The elections will be held between January and February.
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