Representing the North-West, Derbyshire Youth Parliament member, Lucy Boardman spoke passionately in a House of Commons debate on Friday, 11.11.16. Lucy, a former St. Thomas More Buxton student, had the honour of delivering the closing speech in support of the Public Transport motion. The motion debated was to make accessible public transport the Youth Parliament’s national campaign.
Lucy gave an impressive speech with the Speaker, John Bercow, thanking her an “excellent wind-up speech.”
It is not surprising then that Lucy is studying A-Level Government and Politics alongside Maths and History.
Lucy’s fellow Aquinas Student Council members were full of praise for their fellow student, tweeting, “We were so MEGA proud to see our Treasurer, and all round hero, Lucy wowing the youth parliament in Westminster.”
Over 270 of Lucy’s peers from across the country came together for the Youth Parliament. The 11-18 year olds were debating five topics. They are the only ones other than MPs that have been allowed to sit in the House of Commons chamber. A real privilege.
Many congratulations Lucy.