Students in Westminster talks with Rotherham MPs

By Michael Upton | 14/09/2010 0 comments

Students in Westminster talks with Rotherham MPs

THE next generation of Rotherham voters visited Houses of Parliament to get a sneak peek into the corridors of power.

The group of young visitors aged between 14 and 21 were taken on the trip in a bid to get them thinking about issues relevant to their lives and to help them develop a greater understanding of politics.

Government statistics show that almost half of Britain's population under the age of 25 are not registered to vote.

But the Rotherham students’ visit to London prompted plenty of positive feedback.

Abdullah Mohamed, from the Rotherham Yemeni Community Association, said: "The visit to Westminster was a huge success and we had some very positive feedback about how much the group enjoyed visiting the Houses of Parliament and talking to Lord Ahmed and Denis McShane MP about issues that concern them."

The RYCA was founded in 1994 on the ethos of uniting diversity within the community and meeting the needs of the local Yemenis and Arabic speaking population.


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