Scouts get a taste for politics

Sheffield scout Brandon O'Connell
Sheffield scout Brandon O'Connell
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IT’S party conference season and South Yorkshire scouts have been playing their part.

Scouts from across the UK, including Brandon O’Connell, who represented Wortley in Sheffield, were at the Labour Conference in Manchester, where MPs received a grilling from young people.

The annual Scouts Speak Up! events have been created for Scouts to attend the conferences and are unique in the conference calendar.

They give young people the opportunity to debate issues with politicians.

Brandon, aged 15, an Explorer Scout said: “This event gives scouts a chance to be heard beyond local communities and raise important issues that matter.

“As a scout, it is important for me to get involved and help inspire others to do so too.”