Teenager elected onto youth parliament
A TEENAGER is taking his first steps on the political ladder after being elected a member of the youth parliament for Hastings, Bexhill and Upper Rother.
Solomon Curtis, 15, who lives in St Leonards, will present the views of young people in the constituency at national level.
The Robertsbridge Community College pupil says he will campaign for against bullying and better transport and tuition fees.
He also stands as the East Sussex Youth cabinet representative for Upper Rother.
The youth parliament meets every four to six weeks for a full day.
It is a charitable body run by the British Youth Council and consistst of democratically elected members aged between 11 and 18.
In November Solomon will have the chance to travel to the House of Commons to take part in an annual televised event.
He said: “I am honoured to have been elected as MYP for this area.
“I attend Robertsbridge Community College in my final year and live in St Leonards so have a profound dedication for the constituency. I want to change the fact that many young people don’t know their MYP.”