20 young people including members of Surrey Youth Cabinet had an opportunity to quiz Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove on some of their burning questions about coronavirus, education, climate change, immigration and other topics. The Q&A session took place via Zoom video conferencing on 10 June 2020.
Dylan, a member of Surrey Youth Cabinet who was instrumental in organising the session said:
“I really enjoyed the event as it was interesting and informative. Michael was great and answered all of the questions to a high standard. I really enjoyed being able to sit in and listen to all of the great things him and Parliament are currently doing and would be interested in one again!”
Surrey Young Mayor, Jacob Wrenn, who also joined the session, said:
“I really enjoyed participating in the Q&A and thought that there were some great questions and comprehensive answers. Having direct conversations with MPs is a brilliant way for young people’s voices to be heard. I would love to take part in future Q&As with more politicians from all parties.”
The aim of Surrey Youth Cabinet is to allow young people in Surrey to have a voice in their community and be heard at Council and Parliamentary level about issues that affect them. The youth cabinet is a group of democratically elected and selected young people aged 11 to 19 representing all 11 boroughs in Surrey, as well as young people with specific experience of services such as our children’s care system, or special educational needs and disability (SEND). Find out more here.