Worle teen elected to youth parliament

PUBLISHED: 19:00 12 April 2018

Jack Wilfan.

Jack Wilfan.

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A Worle teenager is fulfilling his ambitions to be involved in politics.

Jack Wilfan, aged 17, has been elected to the UK Youth Parliament.

The parliament is run by the British Youth Council, and his election means Jack can take part in its annual debate in the House of Commons.

He said: “I’m really honoured to be elected to this role. I feel passionate about young people becoming more involved in politics.

“Issues like Brexit, education funding and tuition fees affect young people and I’d encourage younger readers to register to vote, find out more about politics and become involved in politics.

“We need to have a voice in the future of our area and our country.”

Jack has been active in politics since he was 14, and is a youth parliament member for Bristol.

He hopes to work in North Somerset so Weston can have its own representative.

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