Finding out how the council works on a day-to-day basis

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YOUNG people should have more involvement and a greater understanding of how the council works, according to a Milton Keynes councillor.

Conservative Councillor Don Hoyle, of the Loughton Park ward, has decided to kick off a campaign to get more young people involved in the day-to-day running of Milton Keynes Council to help them get to grips with how the administration functions on a day-to-day basis.

Mr Hoyle was shocked into taking action following a recent survey which revealed that a wealth of young people are unaware of how their city was run.

The councillor, whose ward includes Hazeley Academy and Denbigh School, has decided to run an engagement campaign in the area to get more young people involved and create further political awareness.

Mr Hoyle hopes to run different events around the ward for young people to enable them to ask questions and get introduced to local government at different levels.

Mr Hoyle said: “I was extremely alarmed to learn that some young people thought the MPs ran the council. I hope that by spearheading this campaign it will kickstart a greater political awareness for young people around the city and make it easier for them to get involved.”