Wisbech teenager Lewis Punter wins Youth Parliament award for bus fare campaign

TEENAGER Lewis Punter has won a Youth Parliament award for his campaign to reduce the cost of public transport fares for young people in Cambridgeshire.

TEENAGER Lewis Punter has won an award for his campaign to reduce the cost of public transport fares for young people in Cambridgeshire.

The Wisbech youngster who is a member of the Youth Parliament for East Cambridgeshire and Fenland scooped its national Campaign Award after being shortlisted back in October.

Results of the awards were announced at London's Portcullis House in Westminster. Lewis said: "Winning the award means so much to me, as well as the campaign. When I arrived for the award ceremony in London, I didn't expect to win the award due to the high level of competition I was up against.

"Everyone short listed for the awards has put in so much effort and work into what they do and to come out top is just brilliant.

"I'd like to thank everyone who supports the on-going campaign for reduced transport fares, and I have high expectations for the campaign this year - we plan to meet the Cambridgeshire transport committee and hold an event based on transport later this summer.