Daughter of Uttlesford district councillor follows in father's footsteps
PUBLISHED: 16:02 02 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:02 02 February 2017
A daughter of district councillor Paul Fairhurst is following in her father's footsteps having been elected as a member of the UK Youth Parliament.
Juliette Fairhurst, 16, will attend a sitting in the House of Commons, as well as regional meetings with input to policy and programme development.
Juliette has also been elected as a member of the Young Essex Assembly.
Over the next year, the UK Youth Parliament will campaign, with the support of the Votes at 16 Coalition, to highlight young people’s current participation in democracy.
The Votes at 16 Coalition has worked to make the case for votes at 16 since its establishment by the British Youth Council in 2003.
Juliette, a student at the Perse in Cambridge, said: “It’s exciting. I’m looking forward to going to Westminster to debate.
“The year aim is to increase awareness of politics for young people and lower the voting age.”