Ijeoma Elected To UK Youth Parliament
Following the recent elections, Year 11 pupil Ijeoma Ogbuju, has won a place on the United Kingdom Youth Parliament and has been elected Member of Youth Parliament for MK South.
In the summer Ijeoma will be going to the Annual Sitting to represent Milton Keynes in Youth Policy and in November, will attend the Houses of Parliament sitting.
Ijeoma has been a member of Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet for two years and said: “It has made me determined to raise issues that young people are currently affected by, at a national level, such as bullying, university fees and school meals. I am passionate about giving young people a voice that is heard, especially to those who don’t think they have one.”
Meghan Jones, Teacher at St Paul’s Catholic School, said: “Ijeoma ran a dynamic campaign and her manifesto obviously resonated with the young people who voted. We’re very proud to have one of our pupils as a member of the Youth Parliament and wish her and her colleagues every success in giving a voice to young people in Milton Keynes.”
Ijeoma added: “I am now ready to give young people a voice they deserve and I see it as an excellent opportunity not only for myself, but everyone involved”