A Youth Parliament member representing the young people of Harrow debated the big issues with leading figures in the House of Commons.
Zak Wagman joined 600 other MYPs from across country on Friday last week to debate a range of issues voted on by more than 875,000 of their peers including the living wage, bringing back re-sits for English and Maths, and improving mental health services.
Mr Wagman, said: “To be able to speak in the chamber of the House of Commons, on behalf of the young people of Harrow was a huge privilege and an experience that I will never forget.
“It was a unique and fantastic day to be a part of, and something that I thoroughly enjoyed.
“To be part of a debate chaired by the a Speaker was great, and to have Harrow’s number one priority be voted the number one in the UK is equally as important and bodes well for the next year of campaigning in Harrow.”
The annual event is part of Parliament Week, which gives young people the chance to use their energy and passion to engage in the democratic process.
Councillor Simon Brown (Labour), cabinet member for children, schools and young people, said: “It is fantastic to see our MYP represent the views and voices of thousands of young people from Harrow at the heart of Westminster following a massive turnout in the Make Your Mark Ballot.
“Youth parliament gives the next generation of potential decision-makers and leaders a great opportunity to experience political debates and see our democratic process in action. I think it is an excellent platform to raise awareness, and debate on issues that affect them.
“Well done to Zak for standing up for and representing the young people of Harrow.”
The debate was shown online and on BBC Parliament.