Youth forum tours the Houses of Parliament with MP for Dagenham and Rainham
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Children from Barking and Dagenham were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament.
Members of the Barking and Dageham Youth Forum were hosted by MP for Dagenham and Rainham, Jon Cruddas, and paid a visit by Barking’s MP, Margaret Hodge.
They were also given a tour of the house and learnt about the building’s history and monarchs.
They had a lesson on the importance of democracy and the difference between the House of Lords and Commons.
Cabinet member for education, councillor Evelyn Carpenter, said: “These trips are important for young people as they learn how politics works and how every decision affects all our daily lives.
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“I am pleased that the BAD Youth Forum experience politics in practice at such a young age. Many congratulations to all of the young people for taking up this opportunity.”
The trip, which takes place every year, gives young people a chance to challenge their MPs. This year they raised the issues of homelessness, stop and search and a reduction in police numbers.
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