MP Meets Member of Youth Parliament

January 19, 2017

Jeremy Quin, MP for Horsham, visited Christ’s Hospital on Friday, 13 January to meet Marv Jibogu, 15. 

Marv has been elected to the Youth Parliament – a national forum in which young people air views and concerns.

The annual highpoint of the Youth Parliament is a debate in the chamber of the House of Commons itself. The Youth Parliament has decided to focus this year on the “Curriculum for Life” and the proposal to lower the voting age to 16.

Jeremy was delighted to meet with Marv and looks forward to remaining in touch during Marv’s time in post. 

He commented: “Momentous events are happening in global politics – re-shaping the world for future generations. I am delighted that Marv and many of his contemporaries are taking a very active interest in politics – I look forward to helping foster that engagement.”

Marv said: “It was great to have the opportunity to meet Mr Quin. We discussed a range of topics but the top issue was the lowering of the voting age. I was able to get some insight into the issue. I hope the Youth Parliament’s focus will help with the national campaign and, hopefully, in the long run, help to improve the lives of young people across West Sussex and in the UK.”