Youth MPs Lshae Green and Gregory MacDonald met Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, herself formally LGiU Young Councillor of the Year, to share some of their campaign ideas. Over the next year, they will particularly focus on the theme of Health and Wellbeing after young people across the country voted it the issue they most want their Youth MPs to champion.
They discussed the importance of promoting good emotional wellbeing among young people, while Councillor Momenabadi gave the pair an insight into what is like being a elected representative, and the role that councillors play in the city and the council.
Lshae said: "The meeting with Councillor Beverly Momenabadi was amazing. The conversations flowed quite easily and I like how she was intrigued to get my opinion on things I was passionate about!”
Gregory added: “I’d like to thank Councillor Beverly Momenabadi for this opportunity, it was very interesting to have an in-depth discussion with her. We had very interesting discussions over future career prospects and she enlightened me about the workings of local government."
The council has made a commitment, through its Youth Engagement Strategy, #YES, to ensure children and young people have a voice in decisions that affect them and the services they use, and the involvement of the city’s two Youth MPs is a key part of this.
Councillor Momenabadi said: "Our Youth MPs have a really important role to play in helping to ensure the voice of Wolverhampton’s children and young people is heard, and I am confident that Lshae and Gregory will make make their voices heard and improve the lives of others."