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Enfield scouts quiz Labour MPs at their annual conference in Brighton
Enfield scouts made the trip south to quiz MPs at the annual Labour Party Conference.
Explorer scouts from across the borough attended the ‘Scouts Speak Up’ event on Brighton Pier on Sunday, giving them the chance to ask discuss local and national issues that affect young people with Labour MPs.
The scouts joined the MPs on the first of four days at the Labour Party Conference.
Jagz Bharth, 17, a member of the Parker Bowles Explorer Scouts in Freezywater, Enfield, said: “I really enjoyed talking to MPs who care about our hopes for the future and views on issues that are currently affecting us. I was eager to make good use of this opportunity to discuss ways in which my friends and I can improve our community and help make a difference”.
Pippa Byrom, 16, of Bush Hill Park, said: “It was great to meet the MPs and tell them about all the positive things we can do in Scouting to change society for the better.”
Chief Scout Bear Grylls said: “Events like this are really important for Scouts who are looking to make change happen. I want members to feel empowered to fulfil their dreams and ambitions, value the contribution they make to our communities and to feel proud of everything they do. For all those campaigning for young people to get their voice heard and be a positive force in society I say well done, keep at it and don’t give up. Together, we’re stronger.”
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