‘There are not enough MPs in classrooms’
student Freddy Piper is now active within the Conservative Party at York University.
The 19-year-old student said: “There are not enough MPs in classrooms, young people spend their times in the classroom and at home and MPs should be more present.
“It is about being visible, it gets people talking and thinking about it.
“I do think that there is interest among young people that needs to be seized upon.”
Mr Piper thinks that schools having classroom discussions about politics and the issues that affect students such as the prices of bus and train tickets would help to engage young people.
Mr Piper added: “I
p system needs to reach out to young people a bit more. People are not apathetic.”
INTEREST: Freddy Piper, pictured inset right, who is 19 and is actively engaged with politics, believes MPs need to engage more with young people