Mhairi Black, Member of Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire South, helped launch a national programme to highlight the importance of political engagement for young people.
The Youth Ambassador programme by anti-poverty organisation ONE sees more than 50 young people from across the country learn how to campaign, lobby and promote issues.
The programme focuses on the Youth Ambassadors working to show how local campaigning is important for international issues, such as fighting extreme poverty.
Speaking after the launch, Mhairi Black MP said:
“Our democracy is in good hands if young people are as engaged as ONE’s Youth Ambassadors. They were energetic, interested and believe they will change the world – I wish them the best of luck in their campaigning.
“These young people understand that all politics affects them, and they are clear that there is no room for complacency when it comes to getting the policies enacted that you want to see.”
Mhairi Black MP spoke at the 2019 launch of the Youth Ambassadors programme, which took place in Parliament on February27th.
The programme is in its sixth year, and sees young people receive expert training in political engagement.