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George Nodwell and Nathan Marshall, members of the Youth Parliament for Central Beds, outside the Houses of Parliament. They took part in the UK Youth Parliament's annual sitting.

AO DG WK49 2013

George Nodwell and Nathan Marshall, members of the Youth Parliament for Central Beds, outside the Houses of Parliament. They took part in the UK Youth Parliament's annual sitting. AO DG WK49 2013

A young politician spent a day at the House of Commons for the UK Youth Parliament’s Annual Sitting.

George Nodwell, 18, from Tempsford debated five motions, chaired by House of Commons Speaker the Right Honourable John Bercow MP.

The member of the Youth Parliament for Central Bedfordshire joined 300 other youngsters at Parliament on the day.

One of the motions called for 16 and 17-year-olds to be given the vote in all public elections.

George said: “I have been lucky enough to attend the Annual Sitting at the House of Commons twice and enjoyed it even more the second time around.

“As always when I first went it took my breath away and the excitement built rapidly.

“The debates held were amazing and made what we do worthwhile.”

Councillor Mark Versallion, executive member for children’s services at Central Beds Council said: “I am really pleased that George got the chance to get involved in this fantastic event – it must have been an inspiring experience that he won’t forget.”

 

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