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Farron visited by the Lakeland Youth Council

July 16, 2013 12:19 PM

South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, welcomed his local youth council to Parliament last week in London.South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, welcomed his local youth council to Parliament last week in London.

Lakeland Youth Council is a group of young people aged 11-19 who either live, work or study in South Lakeland. They cover the area from Coniston, Ambleside, Windermere, Kendal, Sedbergh, Grange, Arnside to Ulverston and they represent every young person in their area.

The group were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament, before meeting with Tim. They learnt all about his work as an MP, as well as some of the things he is working on to improve the lives of the people, and particularly young people, living in the South Lakes area.The students were then given the opportunity to find out more about Tim in a question and answer session.

Commenting, Tim said "It's really encouraging to see so many young people interested in politics, and getting involved with helping their area make a difference for the youth.

"I think it's so important for young people to be able to understand and take an interest in government, as they are the next generation of voters and politicians!

"I hope this experience for the Lakeland Youth Council has been informative as well as interesting."