Month: June 2016


As Member of the UK Youth Parliament for the Borough of Rochdale, another campaign I have chosen is for cheaper transport.  I think prices are horrendous for young people and am aware that there are various opportunities for half fares but the question is: is it actually half price?  I am hoping to meet up with Rosso bus service to see what is available and also write a letter to Jake Berry the MP for Rossendale to see if we can come to an agreement between Lancashire and Greater Manchester Transport services.  RBYC members are also part of the Northern Powerhouse and the Greater Manchester Devolution and we as young people from across the North West are focusing on transport on a larger scale to try and make life easier, cheaper and more enjoyable for us as young people. Tweet Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like...

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As Member of Youth Parliament one of my campaigns is to bring back work experience in all schools across the Rochdale Borough.  Many schools across the borough no longer provide the opportunity for work experience due to cuts and other priorities.  However, I believe we should all be given the opportunity to gain the experience that we need to pursue our profession in later life and help us choose which path to go down.  With the help of the skills team I have gathered information for each school across the borough to see who provides work experience, to what extent and...

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It has been a pleasure to work with Zara and Stephanie for the past year and they have made such a positive impact to the Rochdale Borough. Zara was elected with 8,221 votes from primary school children across the Rochdale borough and her campaigns were: stop smoking, cleaner parks and have more youth clubs.  They have all been very successful.  Both Zara and Stephanie have been involved in so many events such as interviews, holding their own meetings, fundraising for the Mayor’s charities, hosting events and even having their say in consultations. We’d like to say a big thank you to...

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Hello, I am Tabitha Rusden, the Member of UK Youth Parliament for the borough of Rochdale.  I was elected in February with 10,376 votes from young people across the borough.  My 3 campaigns points I was elected on are: bringing back work experience, cheaper transport and living wage.  If you have any enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact us or come along to a youth cabinet meeting on a Thursday to have fun, eat biscuits and discuss local issues!  We work hard to make life better for you here in Rochdale and your say and input are always welcome....

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  Hello, I am Amelia Betham, the Deputy Member of UK Youth Parliament for the Rochdale borough.  I work alongside Tabitha Rusden to represent the voices of young people across the borough.  I currently attend Falinge Park High School and would like to get to know you over my term in office.  If you would like to get in touch and have your say on local issues, please complete the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.       Tweet Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on...

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