‘There are not enough MPs in class­rooms’

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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

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