Teens head for parliament date

Jasmine Womack and Leah Wren outside the Houses of Parliament.
Jasmine Womack and Leah Wren outside the Houses of Parliament.
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TWO members of the Youth Parliament from Doncaster took part in a national debate in the House of Commons.

Jasmine Womack, aged 17 and Leah Wren, aged 18, joined over 300 elected members of the organisation to decide its priority campaign for 2013.

Both Jasmine and Leah were elected as members of the United Kingdom Youth Parliament in 2011.

While also doing voluntary work in the community, Jasmine is also at Hayfield Academy full time and Leah works part time.

The debate, chaired by the Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow, and broadcast live on BBC Parliament, focused on the top five issues chosen by youngsters in the UK Youth Parliament’s Make Your Mark ballot.

Members of Youth Parliament voted that ‘A curriculum to prepare us for life’ will become their national campaign for 2013.

Jasmine Womack said: “Going to the House of Commons was exciting and I really enjoyed taking part in the debate.”