Owen Winter (16), Member of Youth Parliament for Cornwall, supported by The British Youth Council, spearheaded one of the petitions which attracted the support of over 220,000 people. His supporters include leading figures from the Green Party, Plaid Cymru, SNP, UKIP and, Liberal Democrats, who signed the petition at Westminster’s Old Palace Yard this morning, before handing it in to 10 Downing Street.
Each month we invite youth representatives, including Members of Youth Parliament (MYPs), Deputy Members of Youth Parliament (DMYPs), Youth Councillors, Young Mayors and Deputy Young Mayors to share their stories of the positive activities they have been engaging in recently.
More than 200,000 people have signed a petition created by Owen Winter (16), MYP for Cornwall, arguing for reform to our voting system. The change.org petition, which calls for the voting system to be fairer and much more representative, was created last week when Owen felt it was important his vote counted – this was despite the fact Owen won’t be voting in a General Election until 2020.
The British Youth Council calls on the next Government to remember its promises to young people as it makes its plans and prepares a Queen's Speech - given that as many as 6 in 10 of the electorate of young people aged 18-24 voted according to early analysis of the British Election Study.
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