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Rubery youngster elected to UK Youth Parliament
1:30pm Monday 18th March 2013 in Local
A YOUNGSTER from Waseley Hills High School in Rubery has been elected onto the UK Youth Parliament.
Tom Hill, a sixth form student at the school, came out as a victor in the election, which attracted 5,000 young voters.
He will now have the chance to take part in the democratic process at a national level, organising events, meeting with MPs, lobbying for change, organising campaigns, and appearing in the media to express young people’s views.
Tom said: “During my term of office I intend to increase the profile of the UKYP and work towards lowering the cost of transport for young people. Furthermore, I look forward to working with young people to address the issues that mean the most to them. This is my one year to make a difference and if we work together we can achieve positive change."
Jon Dean, the school council co-ordinator at Waseley Hills High School, was instrumental in encouraging 17-year-old Tom to stand for election.
He added: “Tom has been an important member of the Waseley Hills High School council for many years. We are immensely proud of his election to the UK Youth Parliament; he thoroughly deserves it. The young people of Worcestershire are very fortunate to have Tom representing them and I know he would like to thank everyone who voted.”