Age 16, Dudley, West Midlands
My main passion is increasing the scope of the youth voice, and that’s what I’ve been working on ever since I first got involved in social action at the age of 12 through my local youth council. The very next year, at the age of 13, I was proud to become a member of the UK Youth Parliament.
Today, I am still carrying out various campaigns through the UK Youth Parliament as the representative for more than 30,000 young people living in Dudley, as well as being a member of several different boards and panels – I use my Twitter account to share everything I’m working on with other young people.
My proudest achievement was assisting the Make Your Mark campaign for political engagement amongst young people. We collected over 20,000 young people’s voices, an outstanding achievement and a massive step towards proportionately representing the young people of Dudley. My next big ambition, following the example of Mhairi Black MSP, is to become one of the youngest MPs in the House of Commons in the next General Election, proving that we can make a difference.