Scottish MYPs Meet In The House Of Commons For The First Time In Over Two Years

Scottish representatives from the UK Youth Parliament met for their first in-person event in the House of Commons since before the COVID pandemic last Friday.

MYPs (Members of the Youth Parliament) were hosted by the UK Parliament. The British Youth Council, the charity behind the UK Youth Parliament, organised the event.
Debates on the day all related to health and interlinking factors including discrimination, the environment, education, the cost of living and mental health.

The session was chaired by the Speaker of the House Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP as well as the Deputy Speaker. MYPs also heard from Paul Scully MP, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Minister, Thangam Debbonaire MP, Shadow Leader of the House and John Nicolson MP, the SNP Spokesperson for DCMS.

Alasdair Marshall, MYP for South Scotland and MSYP for Galloway and West Dumfries said:
“It was an honour and a privilege to be able to come together with other likeminded young people to discuss and debate issues affecting young people. It was a great experience and not one I will forget in a hurry.”

Members of the Youth Parliament voted on which issues they would like to campaign on in the division lobbies of the House of Commons. Once the votes were cast, the cost of living crisis and health were both chosen as campaigns.

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