NEW College Student Heads to Parliament

NEW College student, Simran Jandu is to represent the Wakefield area in the House of Commons in November at the Make Your Mark youth consultation.

Make Your Mark is the UK’s biggest youth consultation and takes part in schools and colleges all over the UK. Students will vote on a range of topics to decide what is important to them. These include the voting age being lowered to 16, improvement s to mental health services and curriculum change.

Simran, along with fellow NEW College student Pegah Moulana and other Members of Youth Parliament, will be debating the five most popular topics at the House of Commons on the 14th November to campaign on for the year ahead. She said “I feel that young people should be heavily involved in making decisions which affect our future.”

As well as being a Member of Youth Parliament for Wakefield, Jandu is running for Debate Lead for the Yorkshire and Humber area. Debate Leads stand at the dispatch box and shape each of the proposed campaigns by providing a speech for and against at the House of Commons. Simran said “This is my last year to run for debate lead, it is very important to me that I am elected.”