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City's Youth MPs set for appearance in the House

Two teenagers are set to represent Wolverhampton's young people at the House of Commons later this week.

More than 330 members of the UK Youth Parliament will be experiencing life on the famous green benches of the Commons Chamber and have the opportunity to debate the issues that matter the most to them.

Youth MPs Elizabeth Williams, 12, and Stacey Atim Uma, 17, have been chosen to represent Wolverhampton at the event on Friday (15 November, 2013), which also marks the start of Parliament Week.

The pair are committed local campaigners and were elected to the UK Youth Parliament earlier this year after sterling work for Wolverhampton City Council's Youth Council.

Stacey said: "We are very proud to be representing the young people of Wolverhampton and the West Midlands in the House of Commons."

Elizabeth, who attends St Peter's School, added: "It will be so exciting to actually get to visit the House of Commons, never mind hold a debate in the room where crucial decisions about the country are frequently made."

Young people across the UK took part in a ballot to decide which issues will be debated and among the topics up for discussion will be zero tolerance to bullying in schools, giving 16 and 17 year olds the vote and combating youth unemployment.

The debates will be broadcast live on BBC Parliament throughout the day.

  • released: Tuesday 12 November, 2013