Budding young MP meets PM

London trip: Young Sheffield politician Harry Carter outsider No.10.

London trip: Young Sheffield politician Harry Carter outsider No.10.

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YOUNG people and the Big Society were the topics under discussion when budding Sheffield politician Harry Carter paid a visit to Number 10 Downing Street.

Harry, aged 18, a member of UK Youth Parliament for Sheffield, met with David Cameron’s policy unit to talk about the role of young people in the PM’s Big Society.

Harry said he believes the Big Society should be about reconnecting citizens to their neighbourhoods, their schools and their familiess.

He said: “It was important for me to give an insight into how schemes involving young people play out on the ground and how these initiatives go from paper to real life.

“I shared with the policy units the successes of the programmes seen in Sheffield and the areas that require further thinking.

“The staff at Number 10 were really responsive and eager to get young people involved in setting out ideas for future Big Society-driven policies.”

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