Fenland youngster Lewis Punter in House of Commons today for landmark debate

FOR the first time in 300 years people who are not MPs are debating in the House of Commons today, and Fenland youngster Lewis Punter is taking part. Lewis, who represents Fenland and East Cambridgeshire on Cambridgeshire s Youth Parliament, is one of se

FOR the first time in 300 years people who are not MPs are debating in the House of Commons today, and Fenland youngster Lewis Punter is taking part.

Lewis, who represents Fenland and East Cambridgeshire on Cambridgeshire's Youth Parliament, is one of several MYPs from across the country involved.

The MYPs are debating issues including: lowering the voting age to 16, youth crime, public transport for young people, jobs and the economy and university.

Lewis is joined by Will Heron, who represents North Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire, and Kayleigh Bamford who is an acting MYP for South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge City.


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Before heading off to London, Lewis said: "This is an outstanding example of how democracy among young people is alive and kicking. Tacking debate topics such as tuition fees, transport, crime, the economy and lowering the voting age really shows that anyone who thinks young people aren't interested in politics is extremely misinformed."

The debate is being shown on the BBC Parliament website and can be followed on www.ukyouthparliament .org.uk/liveblog

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