Join the big youth debate

Milton Keynes Youth Cabinet is urging young people across the borough to come forward with issues facing their local community and voice their opinions to local MPs and key decision makers.

The first ever Milton Keynes Big Youth Debate is an event focused on uniting young people across MK in order to have their voices heard.

Local MPs Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart will be joined by local councillors and other leaders to support young people to influence decisions that directly affect their lives.

At the end of the event, at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel at stadium:mk, all decision makers will be asked to make a pledge to the young people based on what they have heard however big or small.

Elizabeth Beale, Youth MP and Stacey Mensah from the Youth Cabinet have organised the O2 sponsored event which will include two debates.

The first will be a politically orientated debate and the second will include members of the panel from local organisations that have a major effect on young people.

Confirmed for the second debate are representatives from Arriva; Peter Wong, connexions manager; John Cove, director of the sports and education trust and Pete Winkelman, chairman, MKDons.

The event is for young people aged 13-19 and will be held on Friday, October 21 from 6-9pm.

Tickets are free and young people who would like to voice their opinions are welcome. An application needs to be completed in order to get tickets.

For more information and to download an application form go to or pick one up from school.