Winner for best back bench speech at the House of Commons!
Former Youth Cabinet member, Lilian Nunoo, gave a fantastic speech to end knife crime at the House of Commons and won UK Youth Parliament's Paul Boskett Award. Go Lily!
Her speech was picked up by the BBC and she was invited to take part in BBC Politics South Today.
Democracy Awards at the Palace of Westminster - March 2020
20 schools and a youth voice group won an East Sussex Democracy Award for engaging their students in an election process.
Many attended to participate in the event and collect their award at the Palace of Westminster.
The event was hosted by us and Huw Merriman MP. Others in attendance were East Sussex MPs Caroline Ansell (Eastbourne), Nus Ghani (Wealden), Sally-Ann Hart (Hastings & Rye) and Lloyd Russell Moyle (Brighton Kemptown). As well as Councillor Tidy and Councillor Standley.
2nd meeting - February 2020
A manager from East Sussex County Council's Environment Team helped us understand the environment issues the council is working on and discussed the environment strategy and climate work.
We also were consulted by Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils about planned and unplanned environment activity.
1st meeting - January 2020
We will campaign to 'protect our environment' and 'tackle knife crime' that nearly 12,000 of you voted in through the 'Make Your Mark' ballot.
At our first meeting the #kNOwknives project gave us training on knife crime awareness.
We were welcomed into our new position by previous Youth Cabinet members, the Director and Assistant Director of Children's Services and our Chief Executive, Becky Shaw.
Make Your Mark ballot results
'Protect the Environment' and 'Tackle Knife Crime' were voted as the top issues for us to campaign on for 2020.
Upcoming Youth Cabinet meetings for 2020:
We meet online every Tuesday evening.
Contact us if you want us to discuss an issue or promote something positive in the community through our social media.