Update 21st November 2014: Tim’s chat has now taken place, catch up on his #UKyouthpolitics live chat highlights here.
Are young people engaged with politics? If so, how and where?
Please join us to discuss #UKyouthpolitics live on twitter with @TimLoughton MP from 10-11am on the 18th November 2014 as part of Parliament Week 2014.
We’d love to hear your questions in advance and live on the day. Perhaps you want to know – or tell us:
- What successful examples are there of young people engaging in politics right now?
- How can we encourage more of this from young people, MPs, etc?
- What barriers are there to young people engaging? How can these be overcome?
Please tweet us @parliament_week with any advance questions, using #UKyouthpolitics, and we’ll gather them up for answering on the day. Do also pass this post on, or tag others into your tweets you think may be interested.
This Twitter chat is part of Do Democracy, a national campaign running during Parliament Week to find the burning issues that young people really care about. We will be focusing conversation where possible on the involvement of 16-24 year olds.
From 2010-2012 Tim had responsibility for Children’s Trusts, Children’s Services inspection and intervention, Social Work Taskforce, Children’s workforce, ContactPoint, family law, children in care, domestic violence, National Citizen Service, sport, youth services and youth crime. This was during his time as was the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Young Families.
‘I am delighted to be taking part in this year’s Parliament Week, especially to discuss how we can get more young people engaged in politics. This is something that I worked on in my time as a Minister and continue to do so in my constituency where there are some fantastic groups and projects taking place. I look forward to having an online Q&A to discuss this issue with young people so I can learn more about how we, in Parliament, can do more to enthuse participation in politics and hopefully I can inform them about what they can do to get more involved as well.’
Tim has been MP for East Worthing & Shoreham since 1997, after more than 15 years working in finance.
We are Looking forward to hearing from you on 18th November!
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