Jo met Scouts from across the UK at the annual Scouts Speak Up! event at Liberal Democrat party conference
The event gave Scouts from across the UK the opportunity to tell decision-makers about
Jo with Scouts at the annual Scouts Speak Up! event
the issues that concern young people locally and nationally. Scouts in Birmingham raised a variety of issues with Jo, including military action in Libya and the future of nuclear energy.
Commenting, Jo said:
“The Scouts ‘Speak Up!’ event was brilliant and is a great example of young people holding politicians to account. The young people who attended asked a number of challenging questions, and it was great to see so many Scouts that are so passionate about their communities and who want to tackle such a broad range of issues.
“Hopefully events like today will be part of an ongoing dialogue between young people and their MPs.”