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Votes at 16 : All-Party Parliamentary Group 2018

Now is the time for a new standing body, such as an APPG, to enable cross-party dialogue to explore consensus around the challenge of lowering the voting age, associated rights and measures to sustain it. 1. Votes at 16, across the UK, and for all elections, is achievable, but not inevitable. Even if enough Tory … Continue reading Votes at 16 : All-Party Parliamentary Group 2018

“From volunteer to Chief Executive – an unexpected journey”

Written for World Youth Skills Day 15th July 2017 and updated for International Volunteers Day 5th Dec 2017 My life and career was shaped by an early decision to volunteer regularly, starting with short-term trips with the International Voluntary Service, and including a f/t year-long placement with Community Service Volunteers. I intended to be a … Continue reading “From volunteer to Chief Executive – an unexpected journey”

A Strong #Youthvote Is In The National Interest because.. (2/5/17)

A strong #youthvote turnout is in the national interest because it is a measure of the health of our democracy, an early indicator of the life-time relationship between voters and their representatives, a sign of understanding, a dividend of education and a measure of mandate. We need to nurture it, and if we feed it, it will grow … Continue reading A Strong #Youthvote Is In The National Interest because.. (2/5/17)

“Youth Voices in Parliament” initiative

"Youth Voices In Parliament" is a campaign for, and offer of support to, young people, decision-makers and stakeholders in Parliament to have a mutually beneficial dialogue. It is based on the premise that the health of a nation's governance is proportionate to the level of participation of its young people in public life, and in particular, their understanding and engagement with their Parliament. Democracy is … Continue reading “Youth Voices in Parliament” initiative