Public Vote in Favour of BDA Student

Thursday 06 June 2013

Fred Gill, Year 12, has won the support of the public and been re-elected as Hammersmith and Fulham’s member of the UK Youth Parliament.

He is charged with the task of providing a voice for local young people on a national scale, ensuring that their interests are heard and considered by the nation’s key decision makers.

He said: “This is such a privilege and a great opportunity for young people to be represented and their voices heard. It’s about pushing forward what we really need and want in our society.”

Fred fought off stiff competition from seven committed opponents in his race to secure his political presence in the area, with a particularly strong challenge launched from Rahima Begum, who has been appointed as Fred’s deputy.

With over 5000 votes cast by the public, Fred’s impressive 880 votes were enough to see him secure victory. He has outlined a political agenda that includes matters of both local and national interest, pledging to improve the relationship that police have with young people in the community and to achieve greater transparency in schools regarding student support finances.

This impressive achievement is a great reflection of his hard work and professional attitude. We are sure that he will continue to represent local young people in the community with care and effectiveness. Well done!