Councillors of the future set out their priorities

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Young politicians in Milton Keynes have met with their elders to discuss how to make the Borough a better place to live.

Members of the the newly elected Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet (YCAB) had their first formal meeting with city councillors to discuss their priorities for 2013/14.

Chaired by YCAB member Beth Addison, the ‘Meeting with Councillors’ set out the groups’ priorities over the next two years, as chosen by the thousands of young people who voted for the elected members.

They focused on ‘improving relationships between young people and the police’ and ‘supporting young people in getting ready for the workplace’.

Thirty-four 11-19 year olds from across MK are officially representing their peers, in an attempt to ensure the voice of young people is heard across the Borough.

Chairman Beth Addison said: “It’s really important that young people in Milton Keynes have their say on the decisions that will impact on their lives.

“We are working together with Milton Keynes councillors to ensure that young people’s ideas and feedback is shared with the decision-makers.”

And youth participation worker, Emma Hosking, added: “All of the newly-elected YCAB members are already showing great enthusiasm and commitment to representing their peers in council meetings.

“We are confident that we have a strong group who will make a positive contribution to Milton Keynes during their time in office.”