She might be small but one young politician has some big ideas to improve the lives of young people.
Devon Chow is just 11-years-old but her maturity and dedication has won her a place in the UK Youth Parliament.
The deputy member for Ealing, who lives in Noel Road, Acton, says she is the only Youth Parliament member still in primary school but that does not intimidate her.
She said: "I want to be able to make a difference and I don't think age is an issue, it doesn't matter."
The youngster, who attends St Gregory's Catholic Primary School, in Woodfield Road, Ealing, has a number of ideas to suggest in her one year term. They include efforts to improve the public perception of young people, to make the school curriculum more fun and a tax holiday for new graduates.
She won her place last month thanks to an impressive campaign which saw her create her own website and canvass outside schools to get her message across.
Her efforts have also attracted praise from Richard Barnes, deputy mayor of London and Greater London Assembly member for Ealing and Hillingdon, as well as Perivale councillor Edmond Yeo who both gave her support and advice.
Mr Yeo nominated her for Pride in our People, he said: "She knows what she wants and is very confident so early in life. She told her parents she wanted to participate in the youth elections and came back with 20 nominations the next day all under her own steam. For an 11-year-old her efforts have been outstanding. For someone so young to want to be involved in democracy makes her a good role model."
And Devon hopes her enthusiasm will rub off on other youngsters, she said: "I'm really happy to have won the place and to have been nominated for Pride in our People. If I can make a change at only 11 then maybe a lot more younger people might follow."