Rory quizzed at Cumbrian Young People’s Question Time
Rory Stewart joined fellow Cumbrian Members of Parliament John Stevenson (Carlisle) and John Woodcock (Barrow in Furness) for a Young People’s Question Time at Rheged on Saturday 25th February, in a panel question-and-answer event organised by Young Cumbria that will be followed by young people’s surgeries.
The three Cumbrian MPs were joined by Cumbria County Councillor Anne Burns (Children’s Social Care Cabinet Member), Director of Children’s Services at Cumbria County Council Julia Morrison, Kendal Councillor Clare Feeney-Johnson, and newly-appointed interim Chief Constable of Cumbria Constabulary Stuart Hyde. This year’s event – which will this year be hosted by Cumbria Woman of the Year and BBC Radio Cumbria presenter Val Armstrong follows the success of last year’s.
Rory commented: “I’m really excited to be taking part in a Young People’s Question Time again, which was a real success last year. We were asked some extremely pertinent, sometimes challenging, questions, and I was extremely
impressed at the level of engagement and political interest displayed by those who took part. I’m particularly pleased to know that we will be holding informal surgeries after the debate, giving young people the chance to talk to us on particular issues that concern them, and I am sure that it will be an incredibly rewarding session.”
www.youngcumbria.org.uk or call 017687 75085.