Lucy Boardman making her speech at the House of Commons on Friday.
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A student from St Thomas More Catholic School has been getting her political career underway at no lesser place than the House of Commons! Lucy Boardman, who is in Y11, was elected last May to be a Derbyshire representative in the UK Parliament and on the 14th November she took part in a day of debating that was covered live by the BBC. Lucy sat on the front benches in the House and then made a hugely impressive speech on the subject of GCSE re-sit opportunities for students. Headteacher Brendan Hickey said “Lucy delivered a magnificent speech that any MP would have been proud of. She clearly has a very bright future in this field if she so chooses”. Lucy intends to study government and politics at A level.
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Lucy Boardman delivers an impassioned and "robust" speech at the House of Commons on Friday 14th November.
Lucy is an East Midlands representative of The Youth Parliament, which is an organisation made up of democratically elected members aged between 11 and 18. Members of the Youth Parliament were taking part in a debate on exam resits in English and Maths.
Full Sky News coverage of the UK Youth Parliament Debate can be found < here >