William Hague, outgoing First Secretary of State and Leader of the House of Commons on 15 July 2014, made his final speech in the House of Commons to mark the end of 26 years of representing Richmond in the Commons. At the end of his speech he praised the UK Youth Parliament reciting his time with us at our House of Commons Sitting last year.
‘When I saw the Youth Parliament sit in this Chamber in November last year, I could see how inspiring the future can be and how, as so many of us leave the House, we can be confident that there will be a new generation of extremely impressive young people who will come to this House. Meeting young people is generally the single most encouraging experience that most of us have as Members of Parliament. The Youth Parliament was a display of that a few months ago. It is something I will remember on leaving this House after such a long time in it.’ Rt Hon William Hague MP