East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has welcomed news that the Northern Ireland Assembly will establish a Youth Assembly, to give young people the opportunity to have their say on the important issues affecting Northern Ireland.
Mr Dickson commented: “It really is important that we hear the voices of younger people when making policy and legislation, and so the establishment of a Youth Assembly will be a great platform for this. The details are yet to be decided, but the Assembly Commission wants to hear from young people on how it should work.
“We also want the Youth Assembly to represent the diversity of modern Northern Ireland, so I would encourage people of all backgrounds to take part. I also encourage the young residents of East Antrim, to get involved, and make their voices heard.
For more information on the Youth Assembly, visit: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/visit-and-learning/youth-assembly-2020/