Local young people overwhelmingly back staying in EU

May 03 2016

Young people have expressed their backing for staying in the EU during the third Young Person Politics Forum organised by local MP Luke Hall.

Young people have expressed their backing for staying in the EU during the third Young Person Politics Forum organised by local MP Luke Hall.
The event saw its biggest turn out yet at the end of April as pupils and young people across the Thornbury and Yate constituency met At Castle School in Thornbury to debate a range of issues.
The event was introduced by Mr Hall alongside South Gloucestershire’s youngest Councillor, Sam Bromiley.
Other topics, chosen by attendees, ranged from “Should the UK renew its commitment to the Trident Submarine System?” to “Should Prisoners in the United Kingdom be granted a vote in national elections?”
The Bristol Rovers Chaplain, Rev David Geal was also involved in the event,  offering his viewpoint on the subject as a now reformed ex-prisoner.
The group, by almost 2 to 1, said the UK should remain a member of the European Union but were almost deadlocked on the renewal of the UK’s Nuclear Deterrent. The answer to the  question on whether the UK should grant Prisoners the right to vote was clear with a majority in favour of the status quo.
Luke Hall MP who has been championing the voices of young people in politics with the forum said;
“Once again I was delighted to see the level of debate and discussion was at such a high standard. The group was articulate, passionate and skilled at getting their points of view across. I would strongly encourage any young person who wishes to attend the next one to get in touch.”