Young Sheffield entrepreneur Adam Bradford visited 10 Downing Street as part of a new campaign to urge the EU to take firm action against extreme poverty in the developing world.
The 21-year-old from Waterthorpe is backing the ONE Campaign as a Youth Ambassador, to press candidates and sitting MEPS in the upcoming European elections to put the issue on the agenda.
He was chosen for the role after recognition for his work for the Peter Jones’ Enterprise Academies, and for his efforts for the National Council for Voluntary Youth Services.
He said: “We are working to persuade sitting and candidate MEPs from Yorkshire and Humber to sign the ONEvote2014 pledge, committing them to help put eradicating extreme poverty on the agenda in the next EU parliament.
“We also want to support continued investments by the EU to boost agriculture, healthcare and access to energy in the developing world.”
UK campaign director Diane Sheard said: “If enough MEP candidates pledge to fight to support poor countries, there is a real chance of ending extreme poverty by 2030.”