Student Amy best young politician
Rutherglen member honoured at Youth Parliament
A Rutherglen student has received special recognition for her role as a Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament (MSYP).
Amy Lee Fraioli, who represents the Rutherglen constituency, was dubbed “outstanding and inspirational” when she won the MSYP of the Year Award.
A student at Stirling University, Amy Lee received the award at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh where she was recognised for her willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty and for having a positive impact on the lives of young people in Scotland.
Amy Lee impressed the panel of independent judges with her work not only in representing her constituents but supporting the efforts of her fellow MSYPs.
She has represented the parliament at a number of national and international events including meeting with the Secretary of State for Scotland in London, speaking with officials from the government of Catalonia, and meeting with the vice-chair of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland.
Most importantly, Amy Lee has ensured that through the SYP, young people are recognised as valuable members of our communities.
Accepting the award, Amy Lee, who was recently elected to serve a second two- year term, said: “I really didn’t expect this. Thank you to every single one of you who has supported me. I also want to say a huge thank you to South Lanarkshire Youth Council and Glasgow Youth Council for their support.”
The person who nominated Amy Lee said: “Amy Lee’s hard work, commitment and dedication to youth rights through her SYP role is unquestionable. She is our champion; a young person’s champion.”
Inspirational Amy Lee is named MSYP of the Year