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Darwen's new youth MP elected
12:35pm Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
DARWEN 16-year-old Harry Bithell has been elected as the borough’s new youth MP.
He succeeds Hamzah Ahmed in the job, which includes speaking about young people’s concerns at the council’s ruling executive board.
The pupil of St Bede’s RC High School, in Livesey Branch Road, intends to campaign on key issues over the next year while he is Blackburn with Darwen’s youth MP.
They include improving public transport, strengthening the relationship with the police and getting young people involved in keeping the streets clean.
Harry said: “I look forward to working to representing all the young people in the borough.
“I hope to get young people a better voice.”
His two deputies are Jess Slater and Sam Leather.
More than 6,000 young people voted in the election.
Council leader Kate Hollern said: “I am sure Harry will be an excellent Youth MP. He wants to fight for the borough and wants to make a difference.
“We have one of the youngest populations in the country so their views are very important. The Youth MP is an important role and they do influence important decisions.”
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